Trolls call Masaba Gupta bas***d, designer replies with perfectly savage post
After designer Masaba Gupta was called names for sharing a tweet supporting the firecracker ban by the Supreme Court, she took to Instagram and Twitter to not only shut down social media trolls, but school them as well.Updated: Oct 12, 2017 14:00 IST
Internet trolls, be warned: You definitely don’t want to mess with Masaba Gupta, because the 28-year-old designer will shut you down even faster than you could say Schlittschuhlaufen. (It is the German for ice skating, if you’re wondering.)
On Monday, the designer retweeted a post supporting the firecracker ban by Supreme Court, which prompted a series of comments with a handful of trolls slipping in their (unasked-for) two cents. “Recently I retweeted in the support of the Firecracker ban by the Supreme Court and like every other issue in this country, big or small.. The trolling & bashing began,” her Instagram and Twitter post, captioned, For them ‘bastard kids’, read.
Some wrote comments like, “@MasabaG please go back to your Father*&^% so that you can avoid Deepawali. And ya stop using F***ing AC to save environment.Thanks in advance”, assuming that her opinions don’t matter, simply because of her parentage. When will they learn?
On Thursday, Masaba took to Instagram to address and totally shut the notion that it was okay for people to endlessly troll her for being the “illegitimate child” of an Indian mother and West Indian father. Her parents are actor Neena Gupta and cricketer Viv Richards, regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
“By calling me names like ‘bas***d child’ or ‘illegitimate west Indian’ it only makes my chest swell with pride. I’m the illegitimate product of two of the MOST legitimate personalities you’ll find & I’ve made the best life, both personally and professionally... out of which I’m proud of,” she wrote in her strongly-worded post.
Masaba wasn’t about to just let the haters slip under the radar, so she totally called them out and schooled them, all while reminding us that she’s living her best life. Saying that she’s now immune to these words as she’s been reading them since she was 10, Masaba added, “My legitimacy comes from the work I do & what my contribution to society has been. And you can try but you will not be able to raise a single finger on the either of the two.”
Not only did Masaba have no problem shutting down the haters and critics, she also used this instance to spread an important message, as well: She wrote that the trolls can continue trolling her if it makes them feel glorious, but nothing would deter her or undermine her confidence.
“I am a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who doesn’t know how to shrink & crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It’s just in my ‘illegitimate’ genes,” she wrote. Now that’s #savage.
Read Masaba’s full post below.
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First Published: Oct 12, 2017 13:59 IST