She is known for her frank opinions and forthright views. But this time around, Shobhaa De seems to have gone a tad bit too far, with this tweet about the Indian contingent at the Olympics:

Sure enough, her comment kicked off a twitter storm, with many prominent sportspersons and other well known personalities putting their views across. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist Abhinav Bindhra, who missed out on a medal this year, was one of the first ones to react:

To which De had this fiery reply:

Badminton player and Olympian Jwala Gutta also took to defending her fellow athletes:

Tennis player Somdev Devvaman also came out in support of the athletes:

Actress Gul Panag took on De as well, stating this:

One of the most apt replies to her tweet came from Suhel Seth:

Suhel’s opinion were supported and shared by famous comedian Papa CJ

This is not the first time that Shobhaa De has made critical and controversial comments about many current issues. Sample this one about Smriti Irani’s  ‘I wear handloom’ social media campaign:


Also, this one about when BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government’s decided to make it compulsory to screen Marathi films in multiplexes at prime time:

Sure we are all disappointed about India’s performance at the Olympics. But expressing such an opinion is a tad harsh, ain’t it?

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