On February 17th, 2021, YouTuber The Late Night Show With Patel published the full audio of the Shweta call, entitled “Shweta Is Live.” Within two days, the video received more than 1 million views (shown below). Reports state that Shweta divulged personal information about a man as other students pleaded with her to mute her mic.
Following the video’s release, many on Twitter began posting memes encouraging Shweta to mute her mic. For example, on February 17th, 2021, Twitter user @CutestFunniest posted a Dude With Sign meme that says, “Shwetaaa your mic is on Shwetaaa.” The post received more than 4,100 likes and 530 retweets (shown below, left).
Throughout the day, Shweta was a trending work on Twitter, in a meme event similar the Zoom Cat Lawyer. Others posted memes, both in English and Hindi, about Shweta, reacting with image macros memes (examples below, center and right).
Several media outlets reported on the meme and video, including Mashable, NDTV, India Today, Indian Express and more.