YouTuber Shubham Mishra, who used filthy language and threatened to rape standup comedian Agrima Joshua, was detained by the Vadodara City Police on Sunday. Mishra has over 298K subscribers on YouTube and 34.3k followers on Instagram account - which he turned private after receiving flak on social media.
Shubham Mishra can easily be described as the apprentice of viral sensation and ‘Bigg Boss 13’ fame Hindustani Bhau. Just like Vikas Phatak, Mishra also became a social media star for being utterly profane and directing rage towards current affairs and trending topics.
He had posted a vile and misogynistic rant which only invited social media fury. In the now-deleted video, he was seen openly giving rape threats to Joshua, for her ‘jokes’ on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The National Commission for Women (NCW) had written to the Gujarat Police on Sunday, seeking action against him.
In its letter written to Gujarat DGP Shivanand Jha, the NCW chairperson said, "NCW is committed to create safe online space for women and ensure cyber security for women and is perturbed by the rise in the use of the cyberspace to instigate crime against women."
The matter came to light after actor Swara Bhaskar, comedian Kunal Kamra and many others shared the video of the man on Twitter.
It all started when stand-up comedian Agrima Joshua's old video, in which she was seen cracking jokes on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's upcoming statue in the Arabian Sea, went viral on the internet. It was met with a tremendous amount of flak and the comedian also recieved rape threats. Amid the trolling, Mishra’s video went viral, making him the centre of a brand new outrage.
After Twitterati demanded the arrest of Shubham 'Moron' Mishra, he issued an apology and deleted the said video.