WION Web TeamDelhi, IndiaOct 12, 2017, 10.16 AM (IST)
One of the leading fashion designers of India, Masaba Gupta was at the centre of online trolling recently.
After Masaba retweeted a post praising Supreme Court's ban on fireworks in Delhi till, after Diwali, several users started abusing her online by calling her names like "bastard child" and questioning her legitimacy.
Not one to mince words, she then wrote a letter on Instagram shutting the trolls in style.
Her letter reads:
"By calling me names like 'bastard child' or 'illegitimate West Indian' it only makes my chest swell with pride. I'm the illegitimate product of two of the MOST legitimate personalities you'll find & I've made the best life, both personally and professionally... out of which I'm proud of. My legitimacy comes from the work I do & what my contribution to society has been. And you can try but you will not be able to raise a single finger on the either of the two.I am a proud Indo-Caribbean girl who doesn't know how to shrink & crumble in shame of something you or your society cannot handle. It's just in my 'illegitimate' genes."