Fashion designer Masaba Gupta Mantena, the daughter of actress Neena Gupta and cricketer Vivian Richards on Wednesday hit back at her trolls after she was abused for supporting Supreme Court’s ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR. Masaba took to Twitter saying that she was referred to as ‘bastard child’ and ‘illegitimate West Indian’ by social media users. Masaba voiced her stand on the unnecessary trolling saying, “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.”
Masaba has time and again spoken on various issues and has a number of times been trolled for the same. She tweeted about the trolling saying, “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.” To those questioning her legitimacy, she wrote, “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.”
Here is what Masaba’s tweet in support of the ban:
Here is Masaba’s post:
Giving it back to the trolls in the most dignified manner, Masaba wrote, “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.” She also said that trolls can continue their job all they want but that won’t affect her. Author Chetan Bhagat who had tweeted against the firecracker ban was among the first to tweet in support of Masaba. Actors Sonam Kapoor, Huma Qureshi and cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle also tweeted in support of the fashion designer. Earlier, Sonam had retweeted Masaba’s tweet on the ban on the sale of firecrackers in Delhi.