'Art of living or intimidation?': Twitter backs Twinkle Khanna for 'joke' on Sri Sri

FP Staff

May,10 2016 09:10 03 IST

After suggesting that Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai did not deserve her award, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living, is in the news again. This time it is courtesy Twinkle Khanna.

On Sunday, Twinkle tweeted about Sri Sri and when it got famously controversial, she deleted the tweet. The tweet read: "Sri Sri got his nobel foot and half beard stuck in his mouth in a yogic pose that Baba Ramdev perfected a while ago #HolyMenAndHairyTales

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Screenshot of the tweet, which was later deleted.

You can probably predict what happened next. Apart from being trolled by AOL followers, Khanna also caused #boycottHousefull3 — because boycotting Akshay Kumar's film somehow gives the followers the satisfaction of having gotten back at Twinkle Khanna. Haven't we learned anything from the Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli twitter blow up?

Well, clearly not, because not only did Twinkle delete the tweet, she also had to apologise after. According to DNA, Darshak Hathi, the International Director of the Art of Living Foundation, tweeted at her, but then he also deleted his tweet. It read, "Millions of followers r going 2 boycott #Houseful3 4 hurting the sentiments by inappropriate and ill intended comments f @mrsfunnybones on Sri Sri.”

This started a war of words (some would call it bullying) between Khanna and AOL followers:

Twitterati was quick to take sides in this matter (like they always are) and apart from AOL followers, most sided with Twinkle Khanna: