Taimur Ali Khan: Response to Kareena, Saif's son's name shows Islamophobia, stupidity

FP Staff

Dec 21, 2016 11:25:20 IST

It's a boy for Kareena and Saif, but the news doesn't end there. Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi is already a star, thanks to the controversy around his name.

What controversy, you ask?

Taimur's parents unwittingly created a bit of a buzz on naming him after Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur. Kareena Kapoor Khan's pregnancy was mired in enough buzz as it is, and with the announcement of the baby's name, social media went into a bit of an overdrive.

Here are some comments on a Firstpost report of the delivery:

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Twitter wasn't too far behind (thank god for some logic, though):

The most obvious response to this brouhaha is that social media is a breeding ground for rampant hatred towards multiple religions, but if your first thought on reading the name Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi is that he used to be a mass murdering Persian conquerer, then we would suggest you google Islamophobia, because you have it.

Now, we'd understand a perfectly humorous tweet on how the name Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi is rare, or unheard of, but for yet another thing to be made into a communal fight, especially given we are veterans at outraging about anything, is just plain stupid.

It's the holiday season. Go buy a plum cake or something.

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Updated Date: Dec 21, 2016 14:30:44 IST