A post is widely shared on social media claiming that Rana Ayyub wrote that Will Smith slapping Chris Rock is an example of how Hinduism makes you violent. Recently, Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars after Chris Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife; she suffers from a disease called alopecia. Will Smith later apologized for his actions. Let’s check the facts of the claim made in the message.
To claim: Will Smith slapping Chris Rock is an example of how violent Hinduism is – Rana Ayyub.
Made: The content of the viral post was taken from a satirical website named ‘The Fauxy’. Rana Ayub made no such comments. Therefore, the claim made in the message is MISLEADING.
The published image has the logo of ‘The Fauxy’ in the lower right corner. When we searched Google with relevant keywords, we found that except for “The Fauxy”, no news agency reported such comments from Rana Ayyub on the Will Smith incident- Chris Rock at the Oscars. The news of this incident was published by ‘The Fauxy’ on its website on March 28, 2022. The image published is the screenshot of the article ‘The Fauxy’. However, according to the disclaimer of “The Fauxy” websites, it is an entertainment portal and it advises readers not to confuse its articles with the genuine and the truth.
Even the Twitter username of ‘The Fauxy’ describes himself as ‘India’s best, fastest and most fictional news source.According to his YouTube channel, it is a “satirical portal”.
Rana Ayyub, via her official Twitter account, job that this viral news was fake.
To sum it up, Rana Ayyub didn’t write that Will Smith slapping Chris Rock was an example of how violent Hinduism is.