With this year coming to an end, other than the wrongly interpreted works of Mayans, these are a few instances that forced us to go #facepalm.
Dabangg 2: There is nothing that beats this film, for it gives you the best facepalm experience. They say it is a family film, but this is what they actually meant: a family business. Salman takes the lead role; his brother sits behind the camera; his sister-in-law Malaika Arora fits in as producer; and the other sister, by now having had a good understanding of what works, takes care of the costumes. Good business idea, but for the story; I guess they did not have an idea.
Poonam Pandey’s twitter takeover: After Mr. Pandey, comes Miss Pandey, who was offered Rs. 2 crores for lending herself at a New Year’s Eve Bash. Branding yourself on Twitter needs good interaction and good content, but if you are Poonam Pandey, all you need is a photographer.
Sharukh Khan IPL fiasco: Some family men do fall from grace, because they are human beings after all and it shouldn’t be hard to forgive them, but a facepalm is a must. After all, at the IPL the number of controversies the Khan has been highlighted in are numerous. The recent one that made us cringe was when his team beat the Mumbai Indians, on that day he got into a brawl with Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) officials and security guards. I guess he had had enough of the romantic hero persona.
Sherlyn Chopra’s cucumber act: Grabbing eyeballs, sounds quite disgusting when taken literally; however, the idiom does the best it can to make Sherlyn Chopra’s antics sound benign. Remember when the model was about to appear on Playboy, she had uploaded pictures of herself masturbating on Twitter, with a cucumber. I am sure no one turned vegetarian on that day, but everyone facepalmed.
Lance Armstrong banned: The greatest cyclist that the world produced, the winner of the maximum Tour de France titles and the man who fought and helped others in their fight against cancer, turned out to be nothing but a fraud. Who can we blame but ourselves for being the crowding mice behind this malignant pied-piper? Facepalm.