The actor compared it to former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes' decision to name his daughter India.
Mumbai: Rishi Kapoor is undoubtedly one of the most popular B-Town celebrities on Twitter for his strong views about various topics.
He is not one to hold back his words, speaking his mind, whenever, and howsoever blunt it might be.
The actor who has often received criticism as well applause for his social media demeanour had recently defended niece Kareena Kapoor and husband Saif Ali Khan's decision to name their baby Taimur Ali Khan.
Taimur, incidentally, is the name of a 14th century autocratic tyrant who was notorious for resorting to genocide, rape and his oppressive war crimes.
Ironically, the word ‘Taimur’ means iron and has nothing to do with brutality of any form.
In a latest turn of events, the actor compared it to popular former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes' decision to name his daughter India.
However, the comparison didn't go down too well with the already polarised Twitterati, as they slammed the actor mercilessly, some scathing with their words, while others resorting to humour.
It remains to be seen if Rishi reacts to the backlash or he chooses to stay mum.