Shobhaa De is known on social media for her gaffes, more than her writing talent. Once again she created a golden opportunity for unabating trolling. On Tuesday, she posted a joke aimed at the overweight Mumbai Police personnel on duty for BMC Elections.
Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today! pic.twitter.com/sY0H3xzXl3
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 21, 2017
While some stayed true to their chucklesome stature and engaged in a wholesome trolling session,
So, @DeShobhaa couldn't wait for 2020 Olympics.
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) February 21, 2017
Others were more discerning to point out a very very important detail,
if I zoom in the photo, I can see M.P. police written on his badge.Don't keep tweeting nonsense. N yes, it amount to body-shaming
— तर्क-वाचस्पती (@crashhgate) February 21, 2017
The Mumbai Police, on whom the joke was directed, or shall we say, misdirected didn’t take it face down. It came up with a witty retort of its own,
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
Meanwhile, it seems De has realized that she has made a glaring error and has now posted a reconciliatory tweet this morning. The M.P. badge information has been acknowledged by the lady, it seems.
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
Now it is to wait and watch if the Madhya Pradesh Police decides to respond to this fat blow.