Shobhaa De’s ‘silver princess’ tweet on PV Sindhu gets tweeple a-trolling again

Shobhaa De tweeted a tasteless remark on P V Sindhu's win which did not go down well with the people, leading them to troll her, yet again, on the Internet.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 5:08 pm
P V Sindhu, P V Sindhu win, P V Sindhu Rio, P V Sindhu Olympics, P V Sindhu Rio Olympics win, P V Sindhu historic win, Shobhaa De, Shobhaa DE tweets controversy, Shobhaa De Rio Tweets controversy, Shobhaa De Rio Olympic tweets controversy Shobhaa De is back, by tweeting a strange remark about P V Sindhu’s win, but unlike last time, has tried to cover up her act. (Source: Twitter)

While Indians cheered for PV Sindhu and the possibility of her winning the gold at the Rio Olympics, columnist Shobhaa De seemed to be setting her sights a bit lower. After Sindhu smashed her way into the badminton finals on August 18, De wrote a cheeky tweet — ‘P V Sindhu, Silver Princess?’. After that rather fiasco of a selfie tweet earlier, guess how this one went down with the good people of Twitterverse.

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Twenty-one-year-old Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 21-10 making for a historic win. She’ll now face Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals.  Everyone’s happy that Sindhu, and thus India, has a silver medal guaranteed now, but the obvious chant is #GoForGold and De’s remark has really rubbed people the wrong way. De is now gaining more of a reputation for her irksome tweets than her novels. First for her unapologetic remark on India’s delegates to Rio Olympics, and now this.

She had previously jeered the Indian team by tweeting — “Goal of Team India at the Olympics: Rio jao. Selfies lo. Khaali haat wapas aao. What a waste of money and opportunity.”

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This was met with a lot of lambasting by sportsmen – including Abhinav Bindra and Virender Sehwag – and the general populace alike. Not only that, ever since that tweet, wrestler Sakshi Malik has bagged India a bronze, and tweeple have been taking jibes at De’s selfie remark.

De must have realised that her new silver princess tweet has further upset the cart, and it seems the author tried to salvage the situation by two new tweets. One said: “Silver minted by Sindhu. Chandi ke baad Sona!!!” and the other “Go for gold, girl!!!”

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Here’s her latest jabbing remark,

Oh well, too bad, because the damage was already done. Tweeple have been trolling her continuously. Sample these:

 

 

This is just not De’s day!

 

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    amit
    Aug 19, 2016 at 7:59 am
    How much f. De paid indian express to write this article. lt;br/gt;You reduced to this liw level.
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      agajan
      Aug 19, 2016 at 9:37 am
      India has become intolerance country the w world knows that india has become intolerance country shoba de what she told we must take I'm positive way the way people are replying to Shoba de tweet proves that india has become intolerance the wworld salutes vp sindhu snd also shoba de for her inspiration long live vp sindhu long live shoba de long live india bharat mata ki jai
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        agajan
        Aug 19, 2016 at 9:41 am
        Long live pv sindhu long live shobha de long live india bharat mata ki jai shoba de you area great inspiration for india the w world salutes shoba de and pv sindhu shoba de people who are pointing at you are proving india has become intolerance country the w world salutes you jai hind
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          Annu Chopra
          Aug 19, 2016 at 11:49 am
          what have shobha de and her parents done for this country other than jumping on the beds to produce 4 kids each ( parents =4 kids, shobha de =4 kids)? in any case,why this traitor is so concerned about india? Why she expects from others which her entire family has not done till date?
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            John
            Aug 19, 2016 at 8:45 am
            Shobha is off her head, she must go and sleep with Vijay Mallya that is better, Make his bed hot. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;She has not clue of the Athlete's have worked for the this, she should at least blame the politician or the IOA for this, who knows she must me sleeping with them also
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              Manny Das
              Aug 19, 2016 at 9:02 am
              Shobha Dae stinks in all aspects
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                Indian
                Aug 19, 2016 at 10:52 am
                Too much politics over sport. The bhakt brigade and their chief want to misappropriate every single credit and market themselves as "patriots".
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                  Indian
                  Aug 19, 2016 at 10:49 am
                  Honestly, it is going to be very difficult for Sindhu to win gold. She's up against no. 1 while she's at no. 10. Nevertheless, I wish best luck to her.
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