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Egyptian Hieroglyph symbol shared as Shah Rukh Khan’s own Twitter hashtag for his new movie

Written by Sahban

After Shah Rukh Khan released the poster of his upcoming action-entertainer Jawan on Friday, Twitter users started using the hashtag “#ShahRukhKhanð“€ ” to claim that the actor’s iconic open arms pose is now a hashtag in Twitter.

Media outlets and many celebrities claimed that Twitter has added a new hashtag for Shah Rukh Khan.

News agency ANI published an article with the title “Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic pose now a hashtag on Twitter!”.

(Source: ANI/Screenshot)

India TV News published the article with a title “Fans can’t keep calm as Shah Rukh Khan’s signature pose is now a hashtag on Twitter”

(Source: India Today/Screenshot)

Other media outlets like Zoom, Latestly and DT Next(Tweet) have also claimed the same.

Journalist Abhishek Baxi Tweeted “#ShahRukhKhanð“€  has his own hashtag now.”

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Another user @RaviKapoor TweetedJust noticed that hashtag #ShahRukhKhanð“€  got its own hashflag! King

@iamsrk‘s signature style”

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

For more claims click here, here, here, here and here.

FactO Check:

With a quick web search of the symbol beside the hashtag, we came to know that it is an Egyptian Hieroglyph symbol.

We also searched the hashtag without the symbol thinking it might render results with the ‘hashtag with symbol’, but it didn’t. Click here to view Filmfare’s tweet.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Twitter does provide symbols/emojis for hashtags. For instance twitter gives emojis for IPL teams during the event. With a keyword search on Twitter we found a tweet by @CSKFansArmy regarding the emoji for IPL2022.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Here is a Tweet by @CricCrazyJohns with the hashtag for IPL2021.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

Above screenshot is during the IPL event.

Twitter also provides emojis for Movies, for instance it has given Actor Yash’s image for the hashtag of his recent movie KGF chapter 2. Below is a tweet by Bangalore Times containing the hashtag.

(Source: Twitter/Screenshot)

It is also to be noted that emojis provided by  Twitter are colored ones.

Conclusion:

No, the symbol has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic pose. It is a symbol copy-pasted from Egyptian Hieroglyph keyboard abd trended with the actor’s name next to it.

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About the author

Sahban

Specialized in media monitoring, analysis, and research associate at FactO. Email: sahbanzar@factonews.co

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