- Twinkle Khanna called herself 'tone deaf' on Twitter
- A follower was offended by her usage of the term
- Twinkle and the follower then had a very polite argument online
Twinkle, who was reading Namita Devidayal's The Music Room, described herself as 'tone-deaf' in a tweet on November 2.
The Music Room-Even a tone deaf individual like me was enthralled with the majesty surrounding our ragas #NamitaDevidayal#mustreadpic.twitter.com/zcWSqMOfBW— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 2, 2016
One particular Twitter user took offence at Twinkle's usage of the term 'tone deaf,' claiming it was 'offensive' towards those with hearing disabilities. The actress-turned-author responded with the dictionary definition of the term (those of you unfamiliar with it, do take note) as well as a refusal to be drawn into battle:
@SubtleManiac check the dictionary tone-deaf— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 2, 2016
(of a person) unable to perceive differences of musical pitch accurately.
@SubtleManiac had written a long answer back and then found it dreary-If I must argue then I have enough people at home to do it with:)— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 2, 2016
It appears that Twinkle had also quietly blocked her opponent, who rushed to make amends, although her second tweet indicates she still didn't get it:
@mrsfunnybones I always love what you write, and that's why engaged with you. Thought you will understand the concern I was raising. 1/2— Saumya (@SubtleManiac) November 2, 2016
@mrsfunnybones Taken aback that you blocked me! Perhaps this again proves that no one gives a shit about disability unless there's melodrama— Saumya (@SubtleManiac) November 2, 2016
@mrsfunnybones be that as may, I am still looking forward to read your witty and entertaining column :) #NoHate— Saumya (@SubtleManiac) November 2, 2016
Twinkle Khanna, however, had already moved on. Classy as she is, she ended things on a good note:
@SubtleManiac I love words-being politically correct is draining the magic and that is my concern:)anyway gate is open-best of luck— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 2, 2016
And completely ignored this response:
@mrsfunnybones sure, that's another perspective. Many advocates of this too- including Barack Obama. Good luck for your upcoming work!— Saumya (@SubtleManiac) November 2, 2016
Twinkle Khanna, 42, flies home from Cape Town today and will then begin prepping for the launch of her second book, The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad.