Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s ‘derogatory and degrading’ tweet about the newly-crowned Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhilar, has not gone down well with The National Commission of Women (NCW). The commission has sent out a summon for Tharoor on Sunday.
Tharoor had tweeted,
What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2017
What might have been a witty tweet from Tharoor’s point of view, certainly wasn’t one for the Twitterati. The Twitterati condemned the Congress leader’s sense of humor for comparing Manushi’s name to ‘loose change’.
In a series of reply to Tharoor, NCW tweeted: "NCW condemn the tweet of @INCIndia leader @ShashiTharoor. He degraded the achievement of daughter of #haryana and #India who got glory to the country. Will he call his own daughter chillar? He must apologize immediately. NCW India will summon Shashi Tharoor to commission on his derogatory and degrading tweet on our pride Manushi Chhilar. She got fame and name to country by winning Miss World crown."
However, Tharoor put out a tweet to apologize before the NCW issued the announcement. He clarified about the tweet saying “no offence was meant” to Manushi and asked people to “chill”.
Tharoor's tweet read:
Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer i've separately praised. Please: Chill!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2017
Earlier, Tharoor had praised Manushi’s answer in the final round of Miss World, calling it ‘terrific’.
"What a terrific answer by this bright young woman -- a real credit to Indian values! #missworldmanushi," he tweeted.
Information source: ani