Twinkle Khanna, the actor turned author popularly known as Mrs. Funnybones, is known for speaking her mind. Her sarcastic sense of humor have made us laugh a trillion times over. But often has it failed to do well with people creating problems for Khanna.
The latest example of her sarcasm-gone-wrong is the tweet she posted on the occasion of Karwa Chauth. Her tweet made people slam and troll the actress on Twitter. Here’s what Twinkle posted on Karwa Chauth:
Scientists studying longest living mammals,bowhead whales found for a long life what is needed is a slow metabolism & not wives who fast:)
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 8, 2017
Now, after about 9 days, she finally responded to all the trolls. In her latest TOI blog, Twinkle has addressed the women of our nation:
“Look beneath the gota-embroidered dupattas and turn over the chhani, and you can see a more complex issue.
It begins with marriage when we say, ‘Your name is more important than mine, so let me change it to yours’. Then we deprive ourselves of food and water out of love, of course, but what we are actually saying is: ‘Your life is more important than mine, so let me fast for you’. The subconscious message to our children is: ‘Your father is more important than I am.’ And we pass this down generation after generation.
Is this really the tradition that we want to pass on to our children because this one states that men are more important, their lives have more value?”
Talking about the Supreme Court’s ban on crackers this Diwali, Twinkle pointed out how famous designer Masaba Gupta got brutally slammed for supporting the ban. The designer was insensitively referred as “Bastard’s child”. Raising the same, the actor wrote:
“Like me and millions of other children raised in India, Masaba must have celebrated Diwali with new clothes, sweets and the quintessential rockets, anars and phuljharis. But when she supports the ban on firecrackers because of the pollution it creates, the earthworms once again flail desperately, not by quoting statistics or making logical arguments to refute her point but by muck-raking. ‘Don’t mess with our ancient traditions,’ they say.”
Twinkle further added:
“I would like to tell them that if we stuck to all our traditions just because they’re ancient then we should still be pushing widows into funeral pyres to commit sati and get our children married off at the age of eight.
As much as I would like to see the delight on my daughter’s face — the same glee I had as a child — while bursting atom bombs and laris, it is the present scenario and not nostalgia that must dictate my actions. If even doctors welcome the ban as they feel fumes from firecrackers take pollution levels beyond safe limits, then perhaps we need to change our traditional values and create new ones. If saying that makes me a bad Indian, then so be it.”
Concluding her message and giving a bang on reply to the people who love slamming others for voicing their opinions, she said:
“Yes one last thing, for all those claiming to be the flag-bearers of ancient traditions, it would be lovely if you adhered to your so-called traditional ways completely. Why do you write open letters, tweet and troll in the language of the Brits? Why not go traditional there as well, use only our ancient languages and spare us your venom-filled and grammatically incorrect English? Happy Diwali!”
Twinkle, you slay!