Joju George has requested trolls to leave him and decided to stay away from social media in response to attacks hurled at him online. The actor was trolled brutally after he criticized social media reviews of films. On Monday, Joju reacted to the trolls and shared a video and claimed that he was being attacked in both his personal and professional life.
Joju in the video message announced that he is quitting social media. The video message says, “For quite some time now, I have avoided all forms of media. I made an effort to start being engaged once more in the Iratta movie’s promotion. However, I’ve once again been forced into pointless confrontations. I’m only going to concentrate on movies. I’ve been going through a difficult time in my career. Please don’t bother me. I’m not requesting your assistance. But if you could refrain from bugging me, that would be wonderful.” However, after it went viral, he deleted the post from his Instagram.
Joju was involved in acontroversy after criticising reviews on social media while interacting with the media to promote his film Iratta. He stated that many people who do not even watch movies criticise them on social media and state that it is incorrect. He also stated that a lot of effort goes into making a film, which includes many people’s livelihoods, so one should act responsibly and let audiences decide whether a film is good or bad.
In 2021, Joju Goerge deactivated his social media accounts after facing cyberbullying due to a quarrel with Congress workers amid a protest against the fuel price hike in Kochi. However, in 2022 for the promotion of his film Irratu, he made a comeback on social media and became the wrath of trolls again for his comments on critics and reviews.
Irrata was written and directed by debutant Rohit M. G. Krishnan. The film stars Joju George, in a double role, along with a supporting cast of Anjali, Srinda, Arya Salim, and Srikant. The film is about the problems of two identical police twin brothers with childhood trauma. Iratta was released in theatres on 3 February 2023 and received positive reviews from critics, who praised Joju George’s performance, writing, and climax.