Kangana Ranaut asks govt, people to compensate for oxygen we are ‘forcefully’ taking from nature during Covid-19, gets criticised

screenmixMay 3, 2021

Kangana Ranaut on Monday took to Twitter to question the Twitteratti on the way we were ‘compensating for all the oxygen that we are forcefully drawing from the environment.’ Her tweet comes as India deals with a devastating surge in Covid-19 numbers and patients have been dying due to lack of oxygen. The Delhi High Court has been hearing the matter of oxygen shortage in the capital on a daily basis.

“Everybody is building more and more oxygen plants, getting tons and tons of oxygen cylinders, how are we compensating for all the oxygen that we are forcefully drawing from the environment? It seems we learnt nothing from our mistakes and catastrophes they cause #PlantTrees,” Kangana wrote in her first tweet.

She soon followed it up with a second tweet that read, “Along with announcing more and more oxygen for humans, governments must announce relief for nature also, people who are using this oxygen should also pledge to work on improving the air quality, for how long we going to be miserable pests only taking never giving back to nature?”

Kangana’s tweet left many nonplussed, with some questioning the science behind the tweets. “COVID patients need almost pure Oxygen becoz their lungs are damaged & can’t suck enough oxygen from air (which has 21%) They don’t consume excess quantity of oxygen or deplete it on earth. Their body consumes same amount as we do, just they need it in pure form,” a Delhi-based doctor wrote.

To this, the actor replied, “Most people lungs are able to fight corona a small percentage of them is needing medical oxygen probably because their lungs are weak n aren’t able to withstand corona attack, breathing bad air for long period of time makes lungs weak,wish wearing scrubs could make people smart.”

Kangana, who will next be seen playing the role of J Jayalalithaa in the biographical drama Thalaivi, recently quashed rumours of its digital release. The film, which was scheduled to have a theatrical opening last month, got postponed due to the shutting down of cinema halls in after cases of the coronavirus surged.