Even as Mumbai faced its municipal elections on February 21, columnist Shobhaa De took to Twitter to take a jibe at the Mumbai Police, who were deployed on election duty.
But as always, De didn’t verify her source and once again made a gaffe on social media which got her trolled.
The day started with De taking a dig at Mumbai Police by making a fat joke about the security cover in Mumbai because of the BMC elections.
Heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today! pic.twitter.com/sY0H3xzXl3
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 21, 2017
The joke though didn’t go down well with many, including the Mumbai police, who took to Twitter, to “politely” reply to De’s jibe and point the fact that she just posted a random picture.
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
This was just the opportunity that Twitteratis needed to troll De and they once again started with the “Shobhaa” De jokes,
Shobhaa rehne De!
Mumbai Police hands Shobhaa De her arse back. pic.twitter.com/EKEk7NTpot
— Gormint Bik Gai (@GormintBikGai) February 21, 2017
@DeShobhaa Madam plz kuch aisa tweet karo jo kabhi toh shobha de!!!
— Shrey Shah (@beingShreyu) February 22, 2017
Lol! Even Mumbai police is giving it back to Shobhaa De 😂😂😂 https://t.co/XON9CNhJTc
— Belur (@iambelur) February 22, 2017
When you start losing it…. https://t.co/kSvKn8gWKU
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— ajitsinh Jagirdar (@AjitsinhJagirda) February 21, 2017
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Though for change, De tried to take things sportingly, but her “advice” to MP police, didn’t go down well, and Twitterati’s once again started trolling her.
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
@DeShobhaa and you please consult a therapist. Calm your mind. Think logic Talk logic.
— Saksham Puri (@sakshampuri14) February 22, 2017
— Jatin Mehta (@Er_JatinMehta) February 22, 2017
@DeShobhaa and where does one consult to get a cure for mindless word-vomit?
— Doll Satpathy (@DollSatpathy) February 22, 2017