When social media took license... too far

Last Updated 20 November 2017, 13:46 IST

Shashi Tharoor gets chided by the Twitterati for his not so 'p(h)unny' act of wordplay on Miss World Manushi Chhillar's surname to ridicule BJP's demonetisation move. Tharoor's tweet got him in trouble with the National Commission for Women, which accused him of disparaging Manushi's achievement, and demanded an apology.  

Nevertheless, Mr Tharoor tendered a 'chill' apology, hours later. And   Manushi Chhillar, the epitome of grace on social media as well, took Tharoor's pun sportingly.  

This is not the first of its kind. Here is a list of Indian celebrities whose recent tweets wholeheartedly asked for trouble.

Rishi Kapoor, Actor

Rishi Kapoor is known for stirring controversy through his opinionated tweets. This is yet another instance of Kapoor being trolled as a result of driving people to fury.

Manish Tewari, Congress Leader

Manish Tewari's tweet that read "Ise Kehte Hain C******* Ko Bhakt Bana Na or Bhakton Ko Permanent C******* Bana Na -Jai Ho. Even Mahatma cannot teach Modi Deshbhakti (This is what we call making fools their disciples, and votaries permanent fools)," was unapologetically rebuked till he apologised.

All India Bakchod, Indian comedy sketch group

An FIR was slammed against All India Bakchod for its meme that shows a Modi lookalike waiting at a railway station and using the dog filter on Snapchat, with the caption '#Wanderlust'.

Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's act of bragging about his greatest accomplishment of letting an ambulance overtake his convoy gets brutally trolled.

Karan Johar, Indian Film Director

Karan, who is known for his jibes aptly gives it back to the Twitter trolls and gets trolled in turn. Touche.

(Published 20 November 2017, 13:26 IST)

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