Rushdie, Taslima Nasreen fight tooth and nail on Twitter


Salman Rushdie-Taslima Nasreen
New Delhi, Sept 22: Author Salman Rushdie has got into a verbal spat with Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen days after he joined the micro blogging site-Twitter.

On Sept 21, Rushdie was accused by Taslima of "begging" for followers and also going after women.

"Salman Rushdie is begging everyone to follow him on Twitter. He'll feel embarrassed if he doesn't get a million followers," read Taslima Nasreen's tweet, adding, "Be aware of Salman Rushdie! He wants to get girls in his 'whipped cream range'."

Her tweets got innumerable response from her followers on the micro-blogging site. She also retweeted some responses to her 16,000 followers.

"Ha ha, since there'd be no 72 virgins for him, he wants to make the most of it before he probably turns 72," read one tweet from Taslima.

"Somewhere in the distance I hear the envious miaow of #Taslima-Nasreen being catty about me. Tut, tut, Taslima. #Shame #Lajja," wrote back Rushdie in response.

"Sexist men r unappreciative, narcissistic, hateful who'll do anything on earth as long as it makes them think they're smarter than any female," read her tweet about sexist men, though she did not mention Rushdie directly.

"Big writers should hv a big heart. No reason to be 'envious'. It wasn't abt writing, it was abt 'whipped cream'," tweeted Taslima in a response to Rushdie.

The spar between the two came out as a surprise as Rushdie during a time supported Taslima 's right to stay in Bangladesh. Taslima was also famously called the "female Rushdie".

"but he (would) over shoot u in two days, he is more popular than u," tweeted Prakash Mehta to the Bangladeshi writer.

"I don't think you deserve it, do you? Let me put a Twitteral arm around your shoulder," read a tweet from Sam Kirshaw, writer from UK comforting Rushdie.

Salman Rushdie joined Twitter on Sept 15 with account name @salmanrushdie1.

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