Columnist Shobhaa De has made several gaffes on social media for which has been slammed, but things hit a new low on Tuesday when she made a fat joke about the security cover in Mumbai because of the BMC elections.
While Mumbai was busy voting, Shobhaa De took the opportunity to body shame/mock the Mumbai Police to prove she is punny.
Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today! pic.twitter.com/sY0H3xzXl3
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 21, 2017
Mumbai Police, however, wasted no time in showing the author, her place with an apt response.
We love puns too Ms De but this one is totally imisplaced. Uniform/official not ours. We expect better from responsible citizens like you. https://t.co/OcKOoHO5bX
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) February 21, 2017
Twitterati couldn’t stop singing praises and congratulated Mumbai Police for their perfect reply.
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) February 21, 2017
Kudos @MumbaiPolice for standing up for dignity!
Seems celebs look out for their own image but put down ors.
About time people called it out
— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) February 21, 2017
well said but please forgive Shobha aunty ….its called attempted humour cum hallucinations as age sets in 😊
— Suresh Menon (@sureshnmenon) February 21, 2017
.@DeShobhaa if body shaming is worthy of condemnation for women, men deserve the same. Gender equality needs advocates, not your puns😬👺
— Monica Jasuja (@jasuja) February 21, 2017
— Stay Strong (@vinodm_85) February 21, 2017
— Dr.Bhooshan Shukla MD (@docbhooshan) February 21, 2017
— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) February 21, 2017
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) February 21, 2017
"Koi Baat Shobha De ya Na De .. Main to Ungli karungi" ~ Shobha De pic.twitter.com/YE1Zcz3bBK
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) February 21, 2017
After all the backlash, the author, in her attempt of redemption, has tweeted out a piece of advice to the Madhya Pradesh Police after she realised the cop in the picture is from M.P.
Mumbai/Maharashtra Police, pranaam. No offence intended. M.P. police, consult a dietician,if it's an asli ,undoctored image doing the rounds
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 22, 2017