New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha’s attempt to mock Prime Minister Narendra Modi backfired when he was taken to task for making an apparently sexist remark.
On Thursday, Jha tweeted: “He has white hair. But he sounds more like a blonde.”
“Blonde” used to be the butt of all jokes in the US for presumably being a brainless creature — a somewhat derogatory reference to a woman.
Reshmi Dasgupta chided Jha tweeting: “And what do you mean by a ‘blonde’? Where did you pick up this outdated piece of American sexism? Watching re-runs of 1970s American serials on your computer?”
Another Twitter user Kiran wrote back: “Sexist remark Sanjay. Please avoid.”
Another user, Rishi Bagree, shared pictures of Congress leaders Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal and Sam Pitroda — all of whom have white hair.
One user Krishna shared a meme in which Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad was purportedly telling Jha: “Matlab mein jail me hoon toh kuchh bhi bolega ka be.”