Social media users shared witty comments and memes about the UFC big match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. Mental health issues were also widely discussed as October 10 was #WorldMentalHealthDay. Sexual harrasment and rights of youth were other topics of conversation.
Current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had a face-off with former UFC champion Conor McGregor on Sunday, October 7 and it ended in absolute chaos. Social media users cheered Nurmagomedov after his victory as well as posted cretaive and quarky memes about the match.
@MikeTyson: Watching the @TheNotoriousMMA vs @TeamKhabib fight. Unimaginable never thought it would go down like this. Crazier than my fight riot.
To raise awareness about mental health issues, October 10, is marked as #WorldMentalHealthDay. People used the hashtag to talk about normalising the discussion of mental problems, access to treatment and ways to take better care of yourself.
@NorthEssexIAPT: #WorldMentalHealthDay2018 Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.
Indian comedian accused of sexual harassment
Indian comedian and YouTuber Utsav Chakraborty was accused of sending sexually explicit images to minor girls and women on Twitter. It started after Chakraborty spoke out against some men’s behaviour on a cruise, tweeps were quick to call him a “hypocrite” and shared instances of receiving inappropriate messages from Chakraborty.
@varungrover: “shameful, creepy, ugly behaviour by a fellow comic (Utsav/@Wootsaw). More stories coming out, all because @AGirlOfHerWords decided to speak out. Indian Comedy, like every other industry, needs a #TimesUp.”
The #MeToo movement picked up further, women in India continued to come out with their stories of harassment, with big names in Bollywood like Nana Patekar, Alok Nath and Kailash Kher standing accused. Media personnel and women from across the country, took to online platforms to share their experiences.
@smitabarooah: Glad to see a mini #MeTooIndia happening. Instead of asking how many women have been at the receiving end of unwanted touch, sleazy comments & all out sexual abuse, it’s better to ask how many have been spared? The numbers are that large.
Save the youth
Youth organisations across India held a rally in New Delhi to protest against rising rates of youth unemployment in the country along with other issues like rising fuel prices and farmer deaths. On Twitter, #DeshBachaoYuvaBachao [Save the country, save the youth] was one of the top trends in India, with users sharing information on the rally and encouraging others to join.
@vbwalia: Today 15 youth organisations are coming together at Jantar Mantar to protest against this anti people’s government... #DeshBachaoYuva-Bachao