New Delhi: Well’-known author, columnist and novelist Shobhaa De’s tweet stirred controversy. She tweeted a picture, making fun of what she thought was an overweight Mumbai police personnel.
Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today! pic.twitter.com/sY0H3xzXl3
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 21, 2017
Her tweet triggered a storm of abuse and criticism on Twitter. She has been criticized for body shaming of a police officer. The Police personnel in the picture, was from Madhya Pradesh Police as it was indicated by his shoulder badge.
Mumbai Police did not take it as a humour and responded in line and advised the author to be a responsible citizen.
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