‘Are you on Twitter’: NBC’s Megyn Kelly asks PM Modi, mocked on social media
American journalist Megyn Kelly is facing the wrath of Indian social media users for a question she posed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi: ‘Are you on Twitter?’
Kelly launched her new show for NBC news with an exclusive interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin and PM Modi ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia.
A teaser video posted early on Friday by NBC News shows Kelly greeting the two world leaders at the Konstantin Palace. Modi tells her that he saw a picture she had posted on Twitter of her posing with an umbrella in St Petersburg.
“I saw your tweet..with the umbrella,” says Modi, to which she replied, ‘Are you on Twitter?’
What followed was a massive backlash against reporter with tweets criticising her for ‘not doing her homework’ and for perpetuating the stereotype of a ‘clueless American’.
Kelly was also at the receiving end of much vitriol online for her choice of clothing during the interview. It was only two days ago that actor Priyanka Chopra was accused of dressing inappropriately before the Prime Minister, after she posted a picture of their meeting in Berlin.
(With agency inputs)