Masaba Gupta silences trolls who called her a ‘bastard child’ for supporting SC’s firecracker ban

"I am the illegitimate product of two of the MOST legitimate personalities you'll find and I've made the best life, both personally and professionally...out of it which I am proud of," designer Masaba Gupta Mantena wrote after being trolled for supporting the firecracker ban in the Capital.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 12, 2017 5:49 pm
firecracker ban, masaba gupta, masaba gupta support firecracker ban, chetan bhagat on firecracker ban, masaba gupta's post on trolls, masaba gupta trolled, indian express, indian express news Masaba Gupta was called an ‘illegitimate West Indian’ for supporting the firecracker ban. (Source: File Photo)

The Supreme Court on October 9, 2017, temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR during Diwali this year. The judgment, which was pronounced to keep a check on the alarming pollution level in the city, has divided the people in their opinions. Recently author Chetan Bhagat objected to the judgment and was later severely trolled on social media. However, turns out even supporting the decision does not spare one from getting trolled. Designer Masaba Gupta Mantena, daughter of actor Neena Gupta and West Indies cricketer Viv Richards, had tweeted in support of the firecracker ban. This, however, this did not go down well with a certain section of people on social media.

The designer was scathingly trolled and was called ‘illegitimate West Indian’ and ‘bastard child’. Refusing to let these things get to her, the designer wrote a dignified and strong post  in response.

She wrote, “I am the illegitimate product of two of the MOST legitimate personalities you’ll find & I’ve made the best life, both personally & professionally…out of it which I am proud of.”  “My legitimacy comes from the work I do & what my contribution to the society has been. And you can try but you will not be able to raise a single finger on either of the two,” she added. And finally she referred to herself as a proud Indo-Caribbean girl, “who doesn’t know how to shrink and crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It’s Just in my ‘illegitimate’ genes.”

This is Gupta’s full post.

“Recently I retweeted in support of the Firecracker ban by the Supreme Court and like every other issue in this country, big or small…The trolling & bashing began.

By calling me names like ‘bastard child’ or ‘illegitimate West Indian’ it only makes my chest swell with pride. I am the illegitimate product of two of the MOST legitimate personalities you’ll find & I’ve made the best life, both personally & professionally…out of it which I am proud of.

I’ve been called these names since I was 10years old & ever since I could read the newspapers these are two words that I am immune to.

My legitimacy comes from the work I do & what my contribution to the society has been. And you can try but you will not be able to raise a single finger on either of the two.

So, please.if you must…go ahead and continue calling me these names if it makes you feel glorious. But know this…I am a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who doesn’t know how to shrink and crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It’s Just in my ‘illegitimate’ genes.”

This was what she had retweeted.

This was one of the reaction to her retweet.

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