Union Minister Smriti Irani recently revealed that she had posted a selfie of her daughter on her Instagram account, but then deleted it. Apparently, her daughter begged her to remove it, claiming that a student in her class was making fun of her for it. 


However, soon after removing it, she posted it again with the bully’s name, stating that deleting the picture just supported the bully’s behaviour. She then went on to list all of her daughter’s accomplishments. See the post below.

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I deleted my daughter’s selfie yesterday coz an idiot bully in her class ,A Jha ,mocks her for her looks & tells his pals in class to humiliate her for how she looks in her mother’s insta post. My child pleaded with me ‘ Ma please delete it, they are making fun of me’. I obliged coz I could not stand her tears. Then I realised my act just supported the bully . So Mr Jha , my daughter is an accomplished sports person, record holder in Limca Books, 2 Nd Dan black belt in Karate, at the World Championships has been awarded bronze medal twice; is a loving daughter and yes damn beautiful. Bully her all you want , she will fight back. She is Zoish Irani and I’m proud to be her Mom ❤️

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Her actions were lauded by TV actors such as Maniesh Paul and Jaswir Kaur, who commended her for not giving in to a bully and for supporting her daughter. Others on the internet also joined in.

However, others pointed out that naming and shaming a school kid when you have millions of followers is extremely problematic, and that she could have handled the situation in a different way.

So while people are celebrating her for fighting against bullying, they are also concerned with the way it is being done, considering the student is a minor.