Mumbai: Columnist and socialite, Shobha De's damage control tweets seemed to have hit the wrong note, again. The previous tweet on "how Indians go to Olympics, click selfies and just get back empty handed" has not been forgotten. From Sakshi Malik's bronze medal win in Wrestling to PV Sindhu's silver medal for Badminton, every time the nation celebrated, they didn't forget to take a jibe at her.
This started off the controversy :
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
When Sindhu won the semi-finals, Shobha De came up with a tweet which could have been a pun or just a genuine tweet on congratulating the star. Lest, it was greeted with a major backlash from Twitterati.
PV SINDHU Silver Princess ?— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) August 18, 2016
@DeShobhaa you've no right to celebrate after your selfie comment. Stay out of it— Himamshu Srivathsa (@assistant_ozil) August 18, 2016
Not to forget a new hashtag trending, #Shobhaasayssorry
Don't be surprised if you see Shobha De put on weight by the time Olympics get over. Eating your own words is a high calorie diet.#Rio2016— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) August 18, 2016
Sindhu lost her final clash 21-19 12-21 15-21 against two-time World Championship Marin here....