Shilpa Shetty Reacts To Animal Farm Controversy


Mumbai: Shilpa Shetty Kundra has slammed Twitteratis for mocking her over her misinterpretation of George Orwell’s novella ‘Animal Farm’.

The actress who was massively trolled on Twitter on Monday after she misinterpreted George Orwell’s Animal Farm, took to Twitter to respond to her trolls.

In a series of tweets the actress said that although she admires the writers of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Animal Farm, she hasn’t read any of the mentioned books, therefore, recommending them to kids was certainly out of question. She added, that there probably was a misunderstanding.

The 41-year-old actress concluded by tweeting that her mother always told her, ‘when you are a celebrity, never complain and never explain’.

On Monday, Shetty, while reacting to the recent decision of Council of School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to include Harry Potter series in the English Literature syllabus for junior and middle school students, starting from 2017-18, said, “I think having books like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter as part of the syllabus is a great move because it cultivates imagination and creativity at a young age. I think books like Little Women would also encourage respect towards women at a young age. “Even Animal Farm should be included as it will teach the little ones to love and care for animals.”

Orwell’s Animal farm, based on a dystopian society and the Russian Revolution of 1917, is a social commentary on the Stalinist era in Soviet Union.  So, just after Shetty’s comment, #ShilpaShettyReviews started trending on Twitter with people posting jokes about other books.

We aren’t very sure what Shetty means when she says that there was a misunderstanding. Was she misquoted? Did she never mention the books at all in her statement or did the interviewer not get what she tried to say about Animal farm?

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