Twitterati support Twinkle Khanna after furore over 'joke' on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
After being trolled by followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar over an innocuous tweet on Sunday, Twitterati backed Bollywood actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna for her comments
It all started when Twinkle Khanna, who is known for her wit, took a jibe at spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's remark on Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai winning a Nobel prize.
Earlier this month, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had said, "Nowadays there is no value to the Nobel prize. When you award it to a 16-year-old girl who hasn't done anything, what value is left? It has become a political joke."
On Sunday, Twinkle tweeted: "Sri Sri got his nobel foot and half beard stuck in his mouth in a yogic pose that Baba Ramdev perfected a while ago #HolyMenAndHairyTales"
Soon after, all hell broke loose as several followers of Sri Sri's Art of Living course started trolling her. (Read more)
Twinkle was quick to delete the tweet and apologise with another post saying, "Didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings was meant to be a joke and am old enough to accept an error of judgement on my part (sic)."
Didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings was meant to be a joke and am old enough to accept an error of judgement on my part.— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 7, 2016
@mrsfunnybones My tweet was in respond to your tweet which has hurt my sentiments. I appreciate that you have gracefully deleted it.— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) May 8, 2016
@DarshakHathi I have a snapshot of what you said after i apologised and deleted my joke 'Fear of Boycott Housefull3' is this art of living?— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 8, 2016
@mrsfunnybones It happens when sentiments are hurt. No Hard feeling. Sorry if you r hurt.— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) May 8, 2016
Twitter users were quick to react to the episode and backed Twinkle Khanna for her comments. Here's what they had to say:
Disgusting mob behaviour by the art of living followers making @mrsfunnybones delete her joke on a man who deserves more such jokes— Suparn Verma (@Suparn) May 8, 2016
error of judgement???— Priyashmita Guha (@priyashmita) May 8, 2016
U mean when everyone has to bow down to intimidation?
Shame on Art of Living https://t.co/rk3nxBkLTh
Republic of Hurt Sentiments. https://t.co/NHwTIP8lkf— bharath (@bharath_kedlaya) May 8, 2016
@mrsfunnybones What ? What ? They they are are going going to to boycott boycott your your hubbie's hubbie's movie movie for for this this??— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) May 8, 2016
@mrsfunnybones you are splendiferous. Sorry he's a giant idiot.— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) May 8, 2016