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  1. Piers Morgan trolls India’s Olympic heroes, Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth; sparks Twitter outrage

Piers Morgan trolls India’s Olympic heroes, Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth; sparks Twitter outrage

International journalist Piers Morgan, who is known for being in news because of his tweets, sparked an outrage on Twitter today by commenting on India's "wild celebrations" over two medal wins at the recently concluded Rio Olympics

By: | Published: August 24, 2016 6:55 PM
morgan-L Surprised at the reception provided to Indian medal winners, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, Morgan tweeted it was “shameful”.

International journalist Piers Morgan, who is known for being in news because of his tweets, sparked an outrage on Twitter today by commenting on India’s “wild celebrations” over two medal wins at the recently concluded Rio Olympics. “Country with 1.2 billion people wildly celebrates 2 losing medals. How embarrassing is that?,” he tweeted. However, the tweet didn’t go down well with the Twitterati from India. As soon as Morgan’s tweet appeared, they lashed out at him. However, it seems Morgan was well prepared for the troll attack in advance and responded cheekily, sometimes trolling the trolls as well. He didn’t even spare Indian writer Chetan Bhagat and author Suhel Seth, who often appears in TV debates, as they couldn’t stop themselves from reacting to Morgan’s open invitation for a verbal duel.

Surprised at the reception provided to Indian medal winners, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, Morgan tweeted it was “shameful”. His reason was that English players don’ t get a bus parade when they lose. As the troll attack intensified, Morgan came up with a series of tweets. Here are some of them:

Commenting on Morgan’s interviewing skills, author Seth jumped into the debate. “What is even more embarrassing are your snivelling interviews as if you had a diaper in your mouth. Sad.” However, Morgan took him head on, saying he interviews only famous people so Suhel won’t have to be worried about getting interviewed by him.

Morgan also had a spat with Chetan Bhagat, who tried to explain why India celebrates achievers but misspeled the journalist’s name. Morgan responded joking Chetan as “Chatan”. Here is how the conversation between them rolled out.

Here are what some other users responded to Morgan.

However, not all trolls were as kind as Chetan as they made Morgan conclude: “Indian Twitter definitely wins Gold at trolling. If only their athletes were as skilled.”

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