As expected, De's thoughts were slammed on Twitter by several fans and athletes who slammed her for her insensitive tweet.
New Delhi: While the Indian athletes are trying their best to win India's first medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics, there was a huge outrage on Twitter on Monday night after Indian writer Shobhaa De posted a tweet mocking the Indian contingent. (READ: Abhinav Bindra's dignified yet devastating response to Shobhaa De's insensitive remark)
Soon after Abhinav Bindra and Indian men's hockey team lost in their respective categories, De posted this tweet.
Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 8, 2016
As expected, her thoughts were slammed on Twitter by several fans and athletes who slammed her for her insensitive tweet.
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) August 8, 2016
In all seriousness @DeShobhaa. For all your "class" and high society persona, u are a low life disgrace. Won't even bother mincing words.
— Vande Mataram (@UnSubtleDesi) August 8, 2016
.@DeShobhaa Ma'am, with undue respect, I feel u could've got us a gold medal, but sadly uttering bullshit all day isn't an Olympic sport yet
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) August 8, 2016
. @DeShobhaa you are a stupid human and a terrible waste of oxygen. I'm not even trolling you. I'm genuinely asking you to stop thinking.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) August 8, 2016