Everyone's elated as 20-year-old medical student, Manushi Chillar, was crowned as the Miss World, and got the crown back home after 17 long years.
Playing on her surname, Chhillar, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor took a jibe at demonetisation announced by the PM last year.
What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2017
The tweet landed him in hot water and Twitterati criticised him for exploiting Chhillar's achievement to slam the BJP government.
Even the National Commission for Women termed the tweet as derogatory and degrading, and said it would summon him for the same.
Tharoor soon tweeted out an apology:
Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer i've separately praised. Please: Chill!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 19, 2017
At the same time, Vineet Jain, MD of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., tweeted that he wasn't at all offended by Tharoor's tweet and that we should learn to be tolerant towards light-hearted humour.
Now, the woman of the hour, Manushi Chhillar herself has replied settling this debate once and for all.
Here's what she said:
Exactly @vineetjaintimes agree with you on this. A girl who has just won the World isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chillar’ talk is just small change - let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within Chhillar 🙂 @ShashiTharoor https://t.co/L5gqMf8hfi— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) November 20, 2017
Well, no doubt we've got the most deserving Miss World!