Once only a writer, Chetan Bhagat has turned into a celebrity over the years. The author has a massive fan base among Indian youth and has appeared on a reality TV show as a judge too. The 43-year-old is an active user on the micro-blogging website Twitter as well. However, he has often faced the brunt of trolls for sharing his opinion on political and social issues freely. And this time, it all started innocuously enough. Chetan Bhagat amassed 10 million followers on Twitter by Thursday afternoon and decided to celebrate it through a tweet.
However, in his tweet, the author took a dig at cricketers, actors, models and politicians, which didn’t go down well with Twitterati. “No pouting selfies. No cleavage photos. No six pack displays. No position of power. No child of someone famous. No actor. No cricketer. No model. Just a writer who had a dream now with one crore followers. Thank you all for the 10 million. No words to express my gratitude. Stay positive,” he tweeted. Whether Chetan Bhagat did it on purpose or not is still not clear. Here is Chetan Bhagat’s tweet celebrating 10 million followers:
Thank you guys for the 10million pic.twitter.com/QuOpd9bc1W
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 31, 2017
It is still 9.9M sir but you deserve all appreciation for your this 9.9 M followers.
— A Teacher (@jhagyan) August 31, 2017
Congratulations!!???? But the point is, how can you have a cleavage?? ????
— Tirth Shah (@tiirrthh) August 31, 2017
Follower baba ke Bhi hai 5 crores
— DP SINGH (@imawaken) September 1, 2017
Pure 10 hone to de bhai
— Vansh (@iamvanshh) August 31, 2017
— The Dark Knight (@CapedCrusader07) August 31, 2017
But be Original please. Or at least credit from where you sometimes pick up..
— Want2breakFree (@VEERDESH) September 1, 2017
कुछ सामाजिक काम कर के आम लोगो की मदद कीजिए तो बात हो।
— Jitesh Kumar (@jiteshkumar114) August 31, 2017
Thoda zada nahi ho gaya? Actually, thoda nahi bro, bohot zada ho gaya. xD
— Abhishek Gupta (@iamraawankbye) September 1, 2017
Well I think you could have just thanked all follower! Why this listing of specific points which is insulting to some and belittling many.
— Spraha (@spraha_dzire) August 31, 2017
He has more followers then ms Dhoni and Rohit Sharma…and others
— Mpmrohit (@Mpmrohit1) August 31, 2017
Who say no position of power? Kalam ki power se badhkar koi power nahi…????
— Anil Rawat (@Rawat_Anil89) August 31, 2017
You r not just a writer, you be the amazing author who includes young generation in ur own article. Congratulations..we proud of uh.
— Nisha Chopda (@NISHA_CHOPDA) August 31, 2017
Looks like .1 million unfollwed you after this cringy tweet???????? pic.twitter.com/Y1yTvvgyir
— Nishant (@nishantnisonko) August 31, 2017
Interestingly, soon after this tweet, people started unfollowing Chetan Bhagat, as per a report by The Indian Express. His account reflected 9.9 million instead of 10 million, and people took a dig at him for that too! “Looks like .1 million unfollowed you after this cringy tweet,” one of them correctly pointed out.