Author Shobhaa De's tweet fat-shaming Mumbai cops backfires with the city police and Twitterati slamming the columnist for her 'overweight' joke
Shobhaa De, who was just last month compared to outspoken Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant for her a tweet, has done it again.
The columnist, socialite and writer has a penchant for stoking controversies with her posts on the micro blogging site Twitter.
This time around it's a post that was targeting the Mumbai police. Sadly for her, she got her facts wrong and got roasted by the Mumbai police and Twitterati for it.
The bestselling author tried to crack a joke at the expense of the Mumbai police focussing on their fitness levels. She said "heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today" along with the picture of an overweight cop, punning on the word 'heavy' while alluding to the BMC Elections that were held in the metropolis on Tuesday.
She got a barrage of abuse and criticism on Twitter over her body shaming attempt, but it was Mumbai police who shut her down brilliantly. They were polite and dignified in their take down. They pointed out to her that the cop shown in the picture wasn't a Mumbai Police personnel, but one from Madhya Pradesh Police, clearly understandable from his shoulder badge.
The Mumbai Police department also said they "expect better from responsible citizens" like her.
Police personnel deputed at Sion. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Mumbai went to the hustings on Tuesday to elect members to the country's richest civic body -- the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today! pic.twitter.com/sY0H3xzXl3— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 21, 2017
Mumbai Police replied with:
We love puns too Ms De but this one is totally imisplaced. Uniform/official not ours. We expect better from responsible citizens like you. https://t.co/OcKOoHO5bX— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) February 21, 2017
Twitterati applauded Mumbai Police's response:
Very happy that @MumbaiPolice gave it back to Ms.De.— Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) February 21, 2017
Kudos @MumbaiPolice for standing up for dignity!— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) February 21, 2017
Seems celebs look out for their own image but put down ors.
About time people called it out
Some others just blasted the writer:
@DeShobhaa if I zoom in the photo, I can see M.P. police written on his badge.Don't keep tweeting nonsense. N yes, it amount to body-shaming— Tark-vachaspati (@crashhgate) February 21, 2017
.@DeShobhaa if body shaming is worthy of condemnation for women, men deserve the same. Gender equality needs advocates, not your punsðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¬ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂº— IGotThisðÂÂÂÂÂ¤ÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ (@jasuja) February 21, 2017
So, @DeShobhaa couldn't wait for 2020 Olympics.— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) February 21, 2017
SHOBHAA DE'S OLYMPIC-SIZED GAFFES ON TWITTER
Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 8, 2016
She had this to say even before PV Sindhu's semi-final match at the Games was over.
Keep watching! A silver lining to our India cloud coming up soon in Rio!!!— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 18, 2016
Here's how she reacted to Sindhu's achievement of reaching the final
PV SINDHU Silver Princess ?— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 18, 2016