Ground Report | New Delhi: Junior Super Star Controversy; A recent video of the show Junior Super Stars (Season 4) has gone viral on social media. The show, which airs on Zee Tamil, is one for young children to come and showcase their talents in a reality show format.
The BJP in Tamil Nadu has objected to a recent episode of satire done by children on a reality television show aired on a private channel. BJP state president K Annamalai said in a tweet on Sunday night that Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan had assured necessary action on the matter, claiming that some scenes ‘minimize the prime minister.’
‘A TV reality show’ was under the scanner for airing certain scenes, ‘belittling the Prime Minister.’ He claims that Mr. Murugan contacted him and enquired about the ‘reality TV show’. ‘He has assured action would be taken. My thanks to him,’ the BJP leader tweeted.
In a letter to Zee Tamil, CTR Nirmal Kumar, state president of BJP’s IT and Social Media Cell in Tamil Nadu, has written to the channel asking it to shut down the programme, alleging that it made ‘obnoxious’ remarks against the prime minister.
According to News Minute, the notice stated that ‘the ministry has received a complaint against the telecast of a TV program Junior Super Star Season 4 on 15.01.2022 by Zee Tamil TV channel’. It asked the channel to respond to the notice within seven days, failing which further action would be taken.
In a letter to the chief cluster officer of Zee Enterprises Ltd, Nirmal Kumar said that the children were ‘deliberately’ asked to make these remarks against the prime minister. According to The News Minute report, he also accused the channel of not taking action against the PM for spreading ‘misinformation’.
in his letter, said, “What was being spoken is beyond their reasonable understanding and the guardians of these minors and the channel should be held legally and morally accountable for the act…Young children cannot be used to push someone’s political agenda as this sets a wrong precedent. Our silence cannot be perceived as complacency.”
Kumar applauded the skit and laughed as the judges said that his expressions on the show were edited out. The BJP alleged that the show ‘mocked’ the Prime Minister over the 2016 demonetisation exercise and spread misinformation about his tenure.
“What was being said is beyond their proper understanding and the parents of these minors and the channel should be held legally and morally accountable for this act…using young children to further one’s political agenda. Cannot be done as it sets a wrong precedent. Our silence cannot be construed as complacency,’ reads the letter, as quoted by The Indian Express.
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