When Twitterati decided to 'teach' 'book reviewer' Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Twitterati troll Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty after she suggests that literary classic 'Animal Farm' is a children's book and should be in school curriculum to teach kids to care for animals
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra is in the news, but unfortunately for her it's for all the wrong reasons.
The actress started trending on social media over her literary review of George Orwell's 1945 novella 'Animal Farm'. She suggested that the book should taught to children since it would make them "love and care for animals".
The ICSE board, recently, decided to include several popular books like 'Harry Potter', 'Tintin', 'The Hobbit' and 'Amar Chitra Katha' in their syllabus for English.
The move was appreciated all around and a national daily reached out to Shilpa Shetty to comment on the issue as a mother of a four-year-old son -- Viaan. The 41-year-old 'yoga teacher' tied herself up in knots by suggesting that 'Animal Farm' was a children's book.
'Animal Farm' is actually a dystopian allegory for the rise of Stalinism in which the animal rise up in revolution, but ultimately end up in giving rise to a corrupt elite.
Twitter had a field day trolling the actress and even made #ShilpaShettyReviews a trend.
HERE'S THE HILARIOUS RESPONSE FROM TWITTERATI:
The Hunger Games is a great series on Karwa Chauth. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Nirwa Mehta (@nirwamehta) November 28, 2016
"Fifty Shades of Grey is an amazing coloring book.Children will love it"#ShilpaShettyReviews— Fats (@a_bit_too_much) November 28, 2016
“The Hobbit is good. All children should develop good hobbits.” #ShilpaShettyReviews— Harish Iyengaar (@scaryhairyman) November 28, 2016
The Life of Pi should be read by all children as it will enhance their mathematical skills. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Shashank Singh (@RccShashank) November 28, 2016
"The Lord of the Flies" is an awesome book for children to learn about the spiritual life of insects. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Sara Lourenço (@saraclourenco) November 28, 2016
I want kids to read "Chicken Soup For The Soul", it will teach them how to make Chicken soup.— Dolla Bill (@TrollsnPjs) November 28, 2016
One hundred years of solitude is about Uday Chopra's Bollywood career. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Amrita Chatterjee (@BoredCopyWriter) November 28, 2016
"The Fault In Our Stars" is a book where two tragic lovers can't marry because their kundlis didn't match. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Sholay Kid (@Ayamang) November 28, 2016
"The 3 musketeers" is a great read about 3 malyalis from Muscat #ShilpaShettyReviews— Akshay Iyer (@mavrick_111) November 28, 2016
Pride and Prejudice is my favourite book about a group of lions and racism. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Purva Scamander (@thatobesewoman) November 28, 2016
Midnight's Children is a wonderful bedtime story of magical lands. #ShilpaShettyReviews— Aditi Mallya (@Bacardidevi) November 28, 2016
Middlemarch should be read by people who are confused about what to do on the 15th & 16th of March #ShilpaShettyReviews— Himanshu Ganvir (@Heman_G3) November 28, 2016
'Not a penny more, not a penny less' will help kids use pocket money judiciously, while their fathers wait before ATMs #ShilpaShettyReviews— shajil (@punchtantra) November 28, 2016
She later released a clarification stating that she hadn't read any of the books mentioned in her quote.
Whilst I admire the writers of LOTR, Harry Potter & Animal Farm I've "NEVER" read these books(@ the cost of soundin even dumber!)Not my kind— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) November 28, 2016
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