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Viral Trends Of 2018 So Far

(Presenting you the most controversial & viral trends of this year so far)


We’ve just entered in the month of July and half of the year has already passed. In today’s blog we’ll be talking about the most controversial & viral trends of this year so far. In our previous blog we discussed ‘Why things get viral on social media?’ and today we’ll be looking at that viral content and discuss a little about the psychology behind it.


So here we present you 20 most controversial & viral trends of this year so far!


The Release of “Padmavat

Padmavat is probably the most controversial Bollywood movie of 2018 so far. The movie was released on 25th January and it created a storm in media & otherwise too. It is based on Queen Padmavati and her sacrifice to beat the evil. The movie was in controversy as many people belonging to the Rajput community complaint that the movie is disrespecting their honored queen- Padmavati.


Anant Ambani’s Speech

Anant Ambani, the youngest son of India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, delivered his first speech at the celebration of Reliance Industries' 40th anniversary in Mumbai. The celebration was attended by his family, celebs and thousands others. But no one knew that the meme game will begin soon after the speech was out. Just after his speech 2018 got its first meme! Let’s take a look at those memes.




Priya Prakash Varrier ( Wink Girl)

Priya Prakash Varrier is a Malayalam actress who became an overnight star after the music video of her debut film Oru Adaar Love (2018) went viral on the Internet. She is popularly known as the Wink Girl. Social media was flooded with memes & trolls (good and bad). But one thing’s for sure that this one video, just a wink made her extremely famous!




Demise of Sridevi

Legendary actress Sridevi passed away on 24th February this year and the new broke out as a shock to the entire world. Due to the cause of her death - accidental drowning, a lot of controversies were started. It has been one of the most talked about topic of this year.


Demise of Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking needs no introduction. He was English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. He is best known for his theory of relativity, hawking radiation and many more. The news of his passing froze the world for a moment and this is still one of the most talked about topic of 2018 so far.


Nirav Modi PNB Scam

Nirav Modi is an Indian billionaire businessman, and the founder of "Nirav Modi Global Diamond Jewellery House", established in 2010. He is currently a wanted fugitive in the PNB scam which is worth 11000 crore rupees. He was seen on every news channel and social media platform for quite some time as the case unfolded.


Demise of Avicii

Avicii was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. The world of all EDM (electro dance music) fans fell apart after reading the news of Avicii’s suicide. Renowned DJs Axwell & Ingrosso paid a touching tribute to late EDM star Avicii at Ultra Europe this past weekend.


1 Plus 6 Sales

The renowned mobile company, 1 Plus was and still is one of the most discussed topics. The company saw recording breaking sale when it launched its new phone 1 Plus 6. It was one of the most trending topics in April!


The Royal Wedding

2 months ago, Prince Harry got married to his long term girlfriend & Hollywood actress Meghan. The royal wedding was one of the trends on Twitter. People from all over the world were watching the live stream of the wedding and posting content on social media websites regarding the same!


“Chai Peelo friends”

Somvati Mahawar took the internet by posting her video sipping tea and saying - “Hello fraands, chai peelo”. This video had become one of the most shared videos of all times. Not just this. The video went viral abroad too. There was an american gentleman who made the same video.



#EverydayPhenomenal

Actress Sonam Kapoor & Businessman Anand Ahuja’s wedding broke down the internet. The 3 day function was a perfect combo of celeb gossip, fashion & glamour. Their wedding was trending on Twitter & Instagram. Everyone was posting pictures of their wedding and every news channel was all about the same!




13 Reasons Why (Season 2)

This Netflix original series released its second season in May and everyone seriously lost it. People were talking about on all social media platforms, fans came up with ‘fan theories’, alternative endings, reviews, memes and what not. There were many initiatives taken to encourage children to come forward if they’re also facing any of the issues mentioned in the web series.



Pet owners trolling pets by vanishing behind the sheets

Last month the video of pet owners trolling their pet dogs by vanishing behind the sheets went viral. And it is still trending as its different versions have come out. In the video the pet owner stands behind the sheet, play pee-ka-boo for a couple of times then suddenly throws the sheet in the air and runs away from behind leaving the dog stunned! It is an extremely cute and funny video.



Dancing Uncle

If you’re an active person on social media or even otherwise, there’s no way you would have missed this amazing dance performance, by India’s latest internet star fondly known as ‘Dancing uncle’. Sanjeev Srivastava aka ‘Dancing uncle’ has been appointed as the brand ambassador by Vidisha Municipal Corporation, rewarding for his viral performance.


Anushka Sharma slams a man for littering in public

A video of Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma went viral in which she slams a man for throwing garbage outside his car on the street. The video was trending on all social media platforms and was viral on Instagram!


Race-3

eDirected by Remo D’Souza, Race 3 is an action sequel movie which was trolled to altogether a different level. The movie is said to be defying gravity!! We won’t be saying much. See for yourself in the below images.



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