Shobhaa De
Shobhaa De courts controversy by mocking the Indian team at the Rio Olympics 2016Creative Commons/Books LIVE

Shooter Abhinav Bindra, badminton players Jwala Gutta and Parupalli Kashyap, celebrities Gul Panag and Vir Das were among some who lashed out at author Shobhaa De for mocking the Indian contingent participating in the Rio Olympics 2016 in a tweet. 

The Indian Men's Hockey team suffered a 1-2 loss at the hands of Germany, while the Women's Hockey Team also lost 0-3 to Britain. Archer Laxmirani Majhi was also knocked out of the tournament.

Bindra recently finished fourth in the final of the men's 10-metre Air Rifle at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro and is also India's sole individual Olympic gold medallist.

The tweet angered several fans, former sports personalities and a few celebrities from the entertainment industry who hit out at De for her insensitive and callous comments.

De tweeted saying:

abhinav bindra
Abhinav Bindra gave De a piece of his mind over controversial tweet. Pictured: Olympic men's 10m air rifle gold medalist Abhinav Bindra shows his gold medal during a news conference in New Delhi August 14, 2008.Reuters

But Bindra was not the only one to give De a piece of his mind. Several celebrities across professions lashed out at the author for her remarks.

De was also trolled by the general public on Twitter for her remarks.

De seemed to have then gone into damage control mode when she put out a tweet supporting Bindra. However, there was no apology from her side.

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