'By calling me names like 'bastard child' or 'illegitimate West Indian' it only makes my chest swell with pride' she said in her letter. Photograph:( Instagram )
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."
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Soon after she shared the post, Masaba has been receiving great support from the Twitterati:
You tell 'em Masaba ! And there is no such thing as 'illegitimacy'. If you exist you are 'legitimate'. Nature has seen to that. ??????— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) October 12, 2017
These trolls are sad people, Masaba. By ignoring them you take away the only power they have— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 12, 2017
Love you Masaba.. you make us all damn proud https://t.co/aIrHc73au2— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) October 12, 2017
Masaba Gupta is the daughter of popular actor Neena Gupta and West Indian cricket legend Vivian Richards.
Neena Gupta never married Vivian and brought up Masaba as a single parent.