Dr. Abdul Kalam was a great man and the news of his passing away this week saddened everybody. People expressed their moments of grief through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Anushka Sharma too, much like everybody else, took to Twitter to express her thoughts, but with one difference. She got the former president's name wrong. Not once, but twice.
This is what the actor tweeted first:
And then she made amends (well, kind of)...she corrected the 'ABJ' and rightly wrote 'APJ' but still did not changed 'Kalam Azad':
Very sad to hear about the passing of APJ Abdul Kalam . Loss of an inspiring visionary and a wonderful soul .May his soul RIP.- Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 27, 2015
Of course things on Twitter got out of hand as users tweeted:
@AnushkaSharma you've to apologise to the nation for such a blunder. You've shamed your parents, Kholi and your fans- Mourinholic (@mourinhlolic) July 28, 2015
@AnushkaSharma You nincompoop do you even care or do you even know who he was... Shameful ! What an idiot you are- Shammi Sharma (@ShammiSharma) July 28, 2015
@AnushkaSharma guess she has set a benchmark of dumbness which is hard to beat- Muktikam dass (@muktikam) July 28, 2015
Recently actor Neha Dhupia too faced outrageous backlash on Twitter for supposedly criticizing PM Modi's initiatives. People are viciously attacking actors for these public goof-ups, whether it's for spelling mistakes or miscommunicated thoughts. Ladies, remember, Google before you Tweet is the new think before you speak. But perhaps Twitter users should be more thoughtful too. Lol-worthy trolling is alright, but when the fun turns into an assault, Twitter can be a real scary place.
By Rijuta Agarwal