Spider-Man Star Caught In Indian Twitter Storm Mix-up
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Fri 26th February 2021 | 05:50 PM
The post prompted an angry backlash in India, where people mistook the Twitter account with that of another Tom Holland -- the 24-year-old British star of the "Spider-Man" series of Marvel movies -- whose handle is @TomHolland1996.
Soon the hashtag #BoycottSpiderMan started trending in the country of 1.3 billion people.
"This is India's internal matter. We will teach you a lesson of lifetime. #boycottspiderman," said one user in response to the historian's tweet.
The #BoycottSpiderMan hashtag then gained further traction as Twitter users mocked others for their misdirected vitriol.
Historian Holland later apologised, tweeting: "Oh dear -- I seem single-handedly to have destroyed prospects for the next Spider-Man in India.""I should have remembered that with great power comes great responsibility," he said, echoing a famous Spider-Man quote.