Modi’s ‘Man vs Wild’ Episode Has Inspired Twitter In The Best Way
Discovery aired the episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Bear Grylls’ ‘Man Vs Wild’ last night and whole a bunch of people watched it with one clear purpose in mind.
Why are you watching #ManVsWild ?
Kids: For Bear Grylls
Adults: For Modiji
Legends: For Nature & Wildlife
Ultra Legends: To make memes 🤦🏻♂️
— Sashank Mishra (@imSashankMishra) August 12, 2019
Modi appeared on Grylls’s show to promote environmental conservation.
In the episode, the PM hiked through the forest with Grylls, crossed a river on a makeshift boat and, in the process, provided fodder for a horde of memes.
Modi ji telling about “Tulsi vivaah ” to Bear Grylls .
Bear : Tulsi weds Mihir
Modi : No #ManVsWild
— Azam Khan’s buffalo (@jenaanindya) August 12, 2019
Through the course of their conversation, Modi spouted several quotable quotes such as:
“My position never goes to my head”
“My problem is that I have never experienced fear.”
“If I consider this time as a vacation, then I must say I am taking a vacation for the first time in 18 years.”
It led to people having gripes about hearing too much about the man and not enough about the wild.
In fact, many were not sure they saw any bit of the wild in the episode.
Before the episode aired, a host of Cabinet ministers, BJP leaders and celebrities tweeted asking people to watch the show. But a lot of viewers were not sure it lived up to the hype.
The death-defying feats Grylls is known for were missing from this episode.
For some, this moment was the highlight of the episode.
In the end:
Bear Grylls: Modi ji is your chaddi geeli?
Modiji full knowing this bit will be snipped out to make memes later: Chinta mat kijijiye, mai sambhaal lunga. #ManvsWild
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) August 12, 2019
I doff my hat to #BearGrylls . Not many can enquire about Modi’s chaddis and get away with it !
— Venkatasubramanian (@venkattcv) August 12, 2019
People, including the Congress, also took the opportunity to point out the irony of Modi’s appearance on the show when his government’s record on protecting the environment has been terrible.
India has dropped 22 places in Environmental Performance Index since the Modi govt came to power.
What better than the environmental clearances given to polluting industries, the 1cr felled trees & subversion of laws to throw light on your hypocrisy & environmental destruction. https://t.co/Dk4mSpVVPTpic.twitter.com/5dPHjuyKgd
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 12, 2019
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