After body shamming Kate Middleton, Shobhaa De is back in action with a new target: Team India at the Olympics.
Miss De tweeted this today ⬆️.
For those of who are unaware, De is best known for her depiction of socialites and sex in her works of fiction. Now I am not implying that De doesn’t have the right to comment about India’s performance, but such scathing remarks are uncalled for.
News Flash Miss De, these Olympians give their heart and soul for the games, they train with all their might because no matter how many medals they win in other events, the Olympics are their ultimate goal. No medal will ever be able to compete with an Olympic one. It takes great dedication and hard work to qualify for these events.
The statement shows how regressive our society’s attitude is towards sports. In a time when we should be encouraging our players’ comments like these are extremely disappointing and shameful. These players have fought the odds to reach where they are. With corruption in all federations and substandard infrastructure, it is by no means a cake walk to achieve success at the global level. Bar cricket all the sports are considered lowly in our country.
Miss De, this is the same Abhinav Bindra, who fetched our country’s first individual Gold medal 8 years ago in Beijing and today when he lost a medal by a miniscule margin of 0.1 point you post such demoralising comments? Yes, it hurts to lose, but do you ever stop and consider how these players feel after losing? You think they jump around with joy? Wouldn’t Abhinav Bindra himself want to end his career on a high? With a medal in hand?
And as far as taking selfies is concerned, aren’t you the one to talk Miss De, you roam around taking Pg 3 selfies yourself with your fellow socialites and then have the audacity to comment about the players. Now isn’t that hypocritical!?
A word of advise Miss De, if you can’t support them quit questioning the integrity and the dedication of our players.
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