Ace badminton player and Arjuna awardee Jwala Gutta is a well known face in Indian sports arena. From playing badminton since the age of 6 to getting India the first gold medal in Commonwealth games, she has done everything like a boss. There are many more accolades to her credit but this time, she has done something that has no connection with her game but still must have made all her fans and followers happy.
It has become a trend now for people to troll celebrities – be it politicians, actors, or even sportspersons. However, on the same line, these celebs have also made sure to give befitting responses to these trollers, and ‘MTV Troll Police’ has been one of the best mediums for that.
Needless to say, this time, it is badminton player Jwala Gutta who has hit the bull’s eye at an upcoming episode of ‘MTV Troll Police’. The ace sportswoman has received numerous comments on right from her sense of dressing to being referred to as “China Ka Maal” and “Anti – National”. And this unarguably is something really offensive.
Taking on these trolls, Jwala Gutta said:
“Representing India has been of great pride to me & my family, I work each day towards it. There are times when I’ve been applauded when I win but there are times when I’ve been pulled down by derogatory remarks like ‘China Ka Maal’ and ‘Anti National, just because my mom is Chinese and why? Because I’ve lost a game! I’m very much Indian and so is my family. People need to respect and by making such comments no one is benefiting, stop spreading negativity and hate!”
Talking about how sportspersons are criticized for endorsing brands, she said:
“It is easy for trolls to judge a sportsperson because they endorse a particular brand or are seen in number of commercials. What they do not realize is we need money to play our sports; it takes years of dedication and financial support for anyone to win an Olympic medal for our country. As sportsman, our priority is always towards our game but to fulfil that dream of getting a medal for India we need financial support. So next time when you see a sportsman endorsing something please do not judge them.”
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