Shobhaa De Mocks Indian Olympians, Twitterati Hits Back!


[tps_footer]Shobhaa De invited a wrath for herself when she mocked Indian Olympians on the micro-blogging site Twitter. The Olympics are being held in Rio and for the first time even the Indian masses are all updated about the same. Dipa Karmakar’s mind blowing qualification for the vault event is being celebrated all over the country. The people cannot stop praising our Olympians.


Well, seems like, Shobhaa De has her own set of notions about the Olympians. The celebrity who is known for her daring tweets and opinions irked everyone when she posted, “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.”

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Not only did the Twitterati slam Shobhaa De for her post even Abhinav Bindra, Gul Panag, Milind Deora, Shekhar Gupta and Viren Rasquinha gave a fit reply to the celeb.

Abhinav Bindra in reply to the tweet posted, “@DeShobhaa that’s a tad unfair.  You should be proud of your athletes perusing human excellence against the whole world.”

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Gul Panag was also against Shobhaa’s tweet and replied, “@Abhinav_Bindra  And do so despite of and in spite of there being no infra & institutional support, and no sporting culture @DeShobhaa.

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Viren Rasquinha tweeted, “Ms. De, kindly run on the hockey pitch for 60 mins & hold a rifle like Abhinav and Gagan. Bit tougher than u think.”

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Milind Deora who is very much furious about De’s tweet said, “Unsporting & crass for socialites to frivolously dis Indian athletes who have succeeded against all odds to get as far as Rio.”

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Shekhar Gupta stated, “Those from #India mocking our players #Rio2016 watch Dipa Karmakar do the toughest, Produnova. U may just applaud.”

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Well, not only did these celebs tweeted against Shobhaa De, the twitter users also slammed her by posting various viewpoints like

Olympic is biggest event of our globe and not cheap Page 3 event…FYI..#ShobhaDe Show respect to #sportsperson #Proudindian

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Now #ShobhaDe will write a Crappy blog on How her tweet blown out of proportion and all the liberals will trend !!!! #IstandWithShobha

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If bitching was an international sport #ShobhaDe would have brought multiple Olympic gold medals for India.

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Must agree #ShobhaDe has fetish of getting trolled!

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It takes a lot of struggle even to qualify amongst such tough competitors! Aap jakar medal le aao please!   #ShobhaDe

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How I wish if there was any mechanism to tax 80% of income tax from ppl like #ShobhaDe & transfer all that money to development of Athletes

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