Twitterati support Twinkle Khanna after furore over 'joke' on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

May 09, 2016, 13:40 IST | A Correspondent

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.

Twinkle Khanna
Twinkle Khanna

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)."


Twitter users were quick to react to the episode and backed Twinkle Khanna for her comments. Here's what they had to say:

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