Poll: Do you think Shashi Tharoor's 'chillar' comment is in poor taste?

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has come under fire for punning on the name of India’s Miss World 2017 winner, Manushi Chhillar, in a Tweet that has left the online fraternity unimpressed.

After Manushi, a 20-year-old medical student from Haryana, bagged the popular beauty pageant on Sunday, Tharoor tweeted:

The tweet led to an outcry led by women’s associations, who thought it to be belittling to their community, as well as by those who considered it as a low blow to the current government’s financial reforms.

Tharoor hastily issued a self-deprecatory apology Tweet, but by then enough feathers had been ruffled.

Do you think Tharoor’s original tweet was in poor taste? Is this a case of a man in the public eye being too smart for his own good? Or, should India learn to take such harmless comments in the right spirit?

Tell us what you think in the comments section.