More than 60 hate communities have sprouted in social networking site Orkut against superstar Chiranjeevi after he announced his political entry. Internet surfers seem to be enthusiastically joining the hate communities. “We Hate Chiranjeevi” group has 2,289 members.
Hate communities in Orkut are active against the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, the Telugu Desam chief, N. Chandrababu Naidu, the Telangana Rastra Samiti president, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, film stars Balakrishna, Nagarjuna, and Mahesh Babu.
“We hate YSR” has 1,754 members. There are around 11 communities in Orkut targeting YSR, six spewing venom on Naidu and five on KCR. There are 21 communities which specialise in frothing against actor Balakrishna. The photographs of several film stars and leaders have been morphed and given an obscene look by these hate communities.
The Cyber Crimes Police Station in Hyderabad has warned that it would take action against those who run hate communities and post vulgar pictures and abusive content on VIPs and celebrities. Cases had been registered against certain persons running hate communities after complaints from individuals.
But the fact remains that the number of fan clubs is more than the number of hate communities. For instance, Chiranjeevi has at least 1,000 communities supporting him. They include “Chiru the next Chief Minister” and “Join Chiru Party”. The biggest community has at least 18,000 members.