#GirlsWhoDrinkBeer trends on Twitter after Goa CM Manohar Parrikar says he fears girls drinking
Hashtag ‘Girlswhodrinkbeer’ was trending on Twitter on Saturday.india Updated: Feb 10, 2018 17:21 IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday expressed his concern over girls consuming alcohol while he spoke about his government’s resolution to tackle drug menace in the coastal state.
“I have begun to fear now because even girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed,” Parrikar said at an event.
The BJP leader was trolled on social media, with many using the hashtag ‘GirlsWhoDrinkBeer’ to mock the chief minister’s statement.
Here’s a look at some reactions:
Since when did men have their exclusive rights over drinks? I fear a day will come when they will be like, "I've begun to fear, girls these days started breathing you know"#GirlsWhoDrinkBeer https://t.co/zubwqBBuWk— Sabina Yesmin (@Learning2Live07) February 10, 2018
Don't worry CM sir, boys are safe. The drunk girls will not rape them. #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer— Neha Agarwal (@nehaagar95) February 10, 2018
Sorry Mr. Parrikar, you will simply have to beer with us! #GirlsWhoDrinkBeer— Divyani Rattanpal (@Divyanie) February 10, 2018
Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi also criticised the comment:
PM is annoyed by women who laugh, Parrikar is scared of girls drinking beer. Yogi offers solution keep them tied to the door post.— Tushar (@TusharG) February 10, 2018
A mock account had something to add as well:
A few defenders jumped into the debate:
#GirlsWhoDrinkBeer I don't drink beer or any other alcohol. Neither do I have ever rum in chocolates. Can I exist too in this Country 😂😂 or I am I going to be branded as a regressive person 😂😂— krithika sivaswamy (@krithikasivasw) February 10, 2018
First Published: Feb 10, 2018 17:20 IST