Smriti Irani trolled for comments on being denied a cabin crew job


Former actress and Union Minister Smriti Irani was trolled on social media after she revealed that she was rejected by Jet Airways for the job of cabin crew for not having a ‘good personality’.

Speaking at a function organised by the Air Passengers Association of India in New Delhi on Wednesday, the Union Textiles Minister said, “I don’t know if many people know that one of the first jobs that I wanted, and I lined up for, was cabin crew at Jet (Airways). I was rejected because I was told I don’t have a good personality. Thank God for your rejection. After that, I got a job at McDonald’s and the rest is history.”

Smriti Irani said this after presenting an award to a Jet Airways official.

While she shared her moving experience, social media users seemed to be amused. They grabbed the opportunity and started posting funny comments about her professional journey.

Check out some of the hilarious tweets:

Filmmaker Shirish Kunder wrote, “Interestingly, the educational qualification required at both places is HSC (10 + 2). So the choices were bang on.”

“Never say die. If you can't be an air hostess, try harder, you'll be a minister. Jet Airways,” tweeted a user who goes by the name Desmond Macedo (@Desmond_Macedo).

'Saral' (@PatelSaral007) tweeted, “Wonder what would happen to Jet Airways, if @smritiirani becomes Civil Aviation Minister in the next Cabinet Reshuffle.”

Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) posted, “Smriti Irani was rejected by Jet Airways for her 'personality problems'. So, she's always had problems with Human Resources.”

“What did Smriti Irani do in order for Jet Airways to decide her personality was bad? 'Seatbelt theek karo, beta.' to the pilot, maybe?” tweeted Nehr-who? (@threeinchfooll).

Karan Singh Kharyal (@KaranKharyal) wrote, “Jet Airways seems to have a pretty efficient HR dept.”

Sunil Desai (@sunilddesai) tweeted, “Thank GOD #Smritiirani was not selected!! Advise: Anyone who is not selected anywhere can become Minister.”

“Jet Airways figured years ago what India found out later: That Smriti Irani didn't have a good personality. I will fly with them more often,” posted lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira).

Neha (@Nehasupnfan) tweeted, “How shocking that @smritiirani was rejected by Jet Airways for an airhostess position 'cause of her lack of personality Note the sarcasm.”