Smriti Irani Posts Joke About Moms Slapping Kids, Called Out For Glorifying Child Abuse

Us desis often talk about how our moms used to beat us as kids using the ‘flying chappal’ or ‘jhado’ to keep us grounded and in check. While for some it would come across as normal, plain humor reminiscing the old times, others would see it as child abuse.

Recently, Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani took to Instagram and posted a quote that read how her mom never took her to a psychologist but stabilized her aura with one tight slap.

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In the captions she mentioned that the post was shared with her by her mother.

In the captions she wrote, “My ma gleefully shared this with me … aur kis kis ki mataji ne aise aura clean ki hai kripaya haath uthayein 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙈😂p.s—- Ma 😍 love u ❤️”

People who related with her post laughed out loud. Some, including Bollywood actor Anupam Kher also said, “Meri mata ji to abhi bhi aisa he karti hai.”

However, her post was also met with a lot of backlash. A handful of people online alleged that the child development minister was glorifying abuse against children.

However, some also said that this was pretty normal back then. Beatings from their moms also helped them be disciplined.

After her post received massive basklash online, she posted this on her Instagram profile:


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