Tanmay Bhat controversy: New York Times 'roasted' for calling Lata Mangeshkar 'so-called' playback singer

On Wednesday morning, Twitterati were taken by surprise when they woke up to the leading US daily The New York Times calling legendary Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar a 'so-called' playback singer in their report on the controversy surrounding Tanmay Bhat's video.

Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar

Don't believe us? Here's the screenshot of the copy.

NYT 'roasted' for calling Lata Mangeshkar 'so-called' playback singer

While some called it 'ignorance', some trolled the paper by suggesting it needs better copy-editors.

Here are some reactions on Twitter:


















After noticing the outrage on social media, Ellen Barry, South Asia bureau chief for The New York Times, tweeted:


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