Twinkle Khanna, also known as Mrs Funnybones on social media thanks to her book and her awesome sense of humour, has carved herself a reputation for being hilarious but blatantly honest at the same time. Be it her take on sociopolitical issues or her friendly jibes on her co-stars, Khanna has made sure she never minces words when it comes to speaking her mind. Staying true to her image, she has spoken her mind again, savagely trolling a Twitter account that posted a picture of Akshay Kumar talking to PM Narendra Modi. And of course, praises poured in for the writer.
Posting the picture, @IndiaExplained tweeted: “Kind of cute how Twinkle Khanna writes ‘progressive’ fluff pieces in ToI while Akshayji dances with Pogrom Modi. Indian elites in nutshell”. Khanna wasted no time in getting back at the Twitter handle, when she posted in response: “Better than a regressive tweet like this that calls ‘progressive’ pieces fluff and believes that marriage means sharing the same ideologies”.
This is @IndiaExplained’s tweet.
Kind of cute how Twinkle Khanna writes ‘progressive’ fluff pieces in ToI while Akshayji dances with Pogrom Modi. Indian elites in nutshell pic.twitter.com/1f39kJfDZL
— IndiaExplained (@IndiaExplained) May 9, 2017
This is Khanna’s response to the tweet.
Better than a regressive tweet like this that calls ‘progressive’ pieces fluff and believes that marriage means sharing the same ideologies https://t.co/PwvKH0zwl3
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 10, 2017
Most tweeple lauded Khanna’s response, saying that it’s perfectly acceptable for political and personal views to differ within a family, and there id no need for women to align their ideologies according to that of the men in their lives. Sample some of the reactions here.
@mrsfunnybones This idea of women need to ‘align with ideology of the men in their life’ is crap…glad u taking a stand on it??
— Saileena (@saileenas) May 10, 2017
@mrsfunnybones Absolutely agree, ridiculous
— Bharathi Raviprakash (@bart_studiotara) May 10, 2017
— Harry #HeavenPursuit (@Harryrockerz) May 10, 2017
— Bartman (@sandipshettyyer) May 10, 2017
— Big Bad Wolf (@NivasanN) May 10, 2017
— Janice Sequeira (@janiceseq85) May 10, 2017
@mrsfunnybones Nailed it mam ????
— Ajju (@Huss_Master) May 10, 2017
— MedusaDevi (@MedusaDevi) May 10, 2017
— SarKarmick (@SarKarmick_) May 10, 2017
— r a s h i (@Justa_Sojourner) May 10, 2017
In just a single tweet, Khanna decided to show the Twitter user their place, when she emphasised on how difference of opinions is okay in a marriage. And if the general response supporting her on Twitter is to go by, she also attacked the underlying misogyny that the Twitter user projected in his tweet. From lauding her for taking a stand against misogyny, calling her a hero for driving an important point home to calling the Twitter user’s argument ridiculous, there clearly was no dearth of praise and support for her.