The hashtag became a trend after netizens started tweeting their displeasure with the depiction of the Mughals in the latest series
The Empire premiered on Disney + Hotstar today and the show started trending on Twitter, but for the wrong reasons. The Empire is a show created by National Award-winning filmmaker Nikkhil Avani based on the novel series Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford.
The show, which stars Dino Morea, Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Drashti Dhami, traces the rise and fall the Mughal empire starting from Zahir ud-Din Muhammad Babur. As soon as the show premiered on the popular streaming platform, netizens took to Twitter to voice their opinions about why the show should not have happened and how Hotstar was allowing a show that was glorifying Babur.
Babur was barbaric invader.— Kanika singh (@kanika_vission) August 27, 2021
Mughal barbarism on Hindus started in the Babur’s rule continued in the likes of Jahangir,Akbar,Shah Jahan &Aurangzeb.
Glorifying barbaric mughals him is tawdry insult of hindus by @DisneyPlusHS#UninstallHotstar pic.twitter.com/YloORwF85T
While some were explaining why they feel displeasure and claimed Hotstar is glorifying Mughals, some took to Twitter to post photos and videos of them uninstalling the app from their devices.
As the hashtag started trending on the popular social media app, a number of users started finding the funny side of it all, with memes and jokes being targeted at everyone, including Amazon Prime Video, a rival streaming platform.
Produced by Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani, The Empire is directed by Mitakshara Kumar. The show, which has now opened to average reviews, has eight episodes and is available to stream on Disney + Hotstar.