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Shashi Tharoor's tweet on Manushi Chhillar irks Twitterati

20 Nov 2017 | By Ankita Chakravarti
Shashi Tharoor trolled for mocking Manushi Chhillar

Call it a "farrago" of humor or "distortion" of freedom but Shashi Tharoor's tongue-in-cheek remark on Miss World Manushi Chhillar came as a rude-shocker to many of his followers.

Tharoor trying to be his witty best compared Manushi's surname to "loose change" while trying to take a dig at BJP for demonetization.

Following the damage his tweet did, Tharoor issued an apology on Twitter.

In context: Shashi Tharoor trolled for mocking Manushi Chhillar

20 Nov 2017Shashi Tharoor's tweet on Manushi Chhillar irks Twitterati

Here's what Tharoor tweeted

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Here's how Twitterati reacted to the comment

DetailsHere's how Twitterati reacted to the comment

Little did Tharoor know that his tweet on Manushi would not only attract hate comments from Twitterati but get him in trouble with the National Commission for Women, which accused him of degrading Manushi's achievement and demanded his apology.

While he was slammed unabashedly, one of his followers asked him why he was "demonetizing his own value."

Shashi Tharoor's public apology

TweetsTharoor and his tweets

This is not the first time Shashi Tharoor has grabbed headlines for his tweets, earlier it was his gift of gab that got him trolled mercilessly on Twitter.

Once his typo on Twitter got people looking up the dictionary to see what the new words mean. He later clarified that it was an error.

But nothing will ever stop this undisputed king from tweeting