Never a dull day on Twitter.
This time, politician Shashi Tharoor has found himself in a rather awkward place.
On the day of Mahavir Jayanti, the politician took to Twitter to wish fellow citizens.
Fairly innocent tweet.
However, Twitter was quick to notice that he posted a picture of Lord Buddha along with the tweet.
Mahavir Jayanti is basically the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira and it is considered one of the most auspicious festivals in the Jain community.
As is the case with Twitter, it took it upon itself to school the politician on his mistake.
Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/0n7j5Weupl— Attraversiamo !!! data chor 🤓 (@i_upasana) March 29, 2018
Happy Onam pic.twitter.com/2E7tLZwGMF— Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) March 29, 2018
Happy Diwali 😇 pic.twitter.com/hIV3p7DCI4— Gujarati Jon Snow (@Gujju_Jon) March 29, 2018
Happy kite flying pic.twitter.com/5qZ9qVHpBp— Chintan Shah (@chintan20) March 29, 2018
Eid mubarak pic.twitter.com/tNCmasUJuj— Troll hub (@tejasarcasm) March 29, 2018
Merry Christmas pic.twitter.com/JkMewjYBIX— Kanatunga (@Kanatunga) March 29, 2018
Happy Birthday to Michael Jackson pic.twitter.com/nEIzCmVNHO— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 29, 2018
Happy Ram Navmi. pic.twitter.com/nJGpIajunq— Royal Fussy (@Fussy_Ca) March 29, 2018
Happy women's day ! pic.twitter.com/bCmGFi1xQY— Not A-thiest 📿 (@InsaneManushya) March 29, 2018
Well, Tharoor hasn't deleted the tweet yet and in fact, posted this soon after.
Here's the source for my picture: https://t.co/OrNVaFsJqdAuthentic, accepted alternatives most welcome. At least, thanks to my apparent error, a lot more people are tweeting on Mahavira than they would otherwise have! https://t.co/vYHNgeeY22— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) March 29, 2018
Mr. Tharoor owning up to his mistake is definitely something we can all learn from.