Of course, such a crass statement did not go down well with Indians rooting for the team. De’s tweet soon met with outrage and witty retorts trolling her for belittling Indian athletes.While some presented arguments as to why India’s performance has been poor so far,others lashed out at De with derision.Minutes after her belittling tweet about the Indian team, De (probably had a change of heart?) cheered in support of Abhinav Bindra.
This isn’t the first time when De faced flak for her distasteful statements. During Prince William and Kate Middleton’s visit to India earlier this year, De penned an opinion piece about the Royal couple that went viral for the wrong reasons.De’s misogynistic descriptions of Middleton incurred wrath from men and women alike. But looks like she still doesn’t see what’s wrong with saying certain things.It’s a free country and we root for freedom of speech. Likewise, we are also rooting for Indian athletes at Rio Olympics 2016. Well, most of us are.