It seems like internet trolls have finally gotten to Chetan Bhagat.
The author is known to be vocal about his opinions on contemporary issues and seldom shies away from expressing his views. Thus, he has often been subjected to internet trolls who have accused the writer of being a number things ranging from a bhakt to an incompetent writer.
Bhagat has decided that he won’t defend his opinions or explain his stance on social media anymore.
He wrote a 574-word post on Facebook explaining his ‘No More Explanations Policy’ or ‘NMEP.’
"I won’t abuse with the same intensity, as you hate a leader or party because, well, I simply don’t hate them or anyone that way. My views on the economy and policy are consistent, and if you actually were inclined to listen and learn I would have explained so. However, whenever I try to clarify, it makes things worse. You feel exposed and threatened and outrage even more – because obviously admitting you were wrong is something you never do on Twitter." - Chetan Bhagat, Author
Read the full post here:
Twitterati were split on their views of the author adopting the ‘NMEP.’
‘You Have Done The Right Thing’
You don't need to explain yourself!— Am I Write? (@vogue_ensemble) May 24, 2018
But always have an open mind and ear to others too :)
That's all sir! More power to you!
No need to explain anybody Sir ..— Ankul Dravid ?? (@ankuldravid) May 24, 2018
You have your thoughts and point of view ..
But don't stop writing in against or favor ..
Very few people are there who speaks truth !!!
Finally u did what needs to be done earlier...... replying to fake trolls doesn't make any sense....— SHAILENDRA SISODIYA (@shailu_sisodiya) May 24, 2018
One always has a right to change ones views . It compleatly idiotic to be married to one opinion . As one grows his opinions are molded by his expanding experience and world view .— Dr.Satish Alavandar (@satishalavandar) May 24, 2018
Fair enough. You deserve your peace. Glad you came out loud and clear on this. But this would in no way stop people from being critical if found wanting in your opinion. Hope that's fair enough too!— Anuradha GR (@moni837) May 24, 2018
‘You are Answerable to All if You Are on a Public Domain’
In that case @ Chetan Bhagat u should keep ur statements and beliefs to yourself. When in public domain, u do have to explain, stand corrected, apologize, retract and much more. Such a policy is unbecoming of a writer or a leader. ??— maheshsinger (@maheshsinger1) May 24, 2018
Now that's a smart policy to escape questions. When you can't reply or counter a point, use NMEP.— Vaishali ✌? (@TimeTideRide) May 24, 2018
Oh really. An honest surrender— devansh agrawal (@agrawaldevansh4) May 24, 2018
if you are in private no need to explain.but when ur r in public domain answerable to all.dont think too smart.whatever u says it shd have justification.,— Annakkavur Kesavan (@AnnakkavurKesav) May 24, 2018
Facebook users, too, were divided on Bhagat’s NMEP.
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