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Don't know about Soni Sori. But Rupa Subramanya wins worst tweet of the year

Durga M Sengupta | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:44 IST

On Saturday, 20 February night, Aam Aadmi Party leader and tribal rights activist Soni Sori was attacked by unknown assailants in Dantewada district of South Chhattisgarh.

Sori was returning to her home in Geedam town when the unidentified men threw an acid-like chemical on her face. While it wasn't acid, the substance burnt her face. She couldn't open her eyes for hours and her remained swollen.

But that didn't stop Twitter from playing 'spot the difference' between her pictures from after the attack and at the press conference.
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What seems like 'paint' or 'photoshop' is actually how burnt skin looks like after a few hours. But Rupa Subramanya missed taking that possibility into consideration when she RTd @barbarindian's tweet with the comment, "And this year's Oscar for Best Makeup goes to..... ".

She received a lot of backlash for what is an unmistakably insensitive remark.

But just to be sure, we tried to reach out to Subramanya on Twitter. And here's how that went down.

It wasn't Subramanya's reaction that surprised us though. Here's the Twitter madness that continues to pour in as I write this.

Have a look.

Make no mistake. This sort of utter disregard for human pain is easily politicised on Twitter. Here are some wonderful examples:

--- Edited by Abha Srivastava

First published: 22 February 2016, 5:11 IST
 
Durga M Sengupta @the_bongrel

Feminist and culturally displaced, Durga tries her best to live up to her overpowering name. She speaks four languages, by default, and has an unhealthy love for cheesy foods. Assistant Editor at Catch, Durga hopes to bring in a focus on gender politics and the role in plays in all our interactions.

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