A tweet celebrating the awards didn't go down well with people as they were surprised that no woman was judged worthy of getting an award for gender equality.
. @HHShkMohd honors the winners of the Gender Balance Index 2018. The Index features three categories: Best Personality for Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Balance, and the Best Initiative for Supporting Gender Balance. #UAE pic.twitter.com/qE5GkYHzTo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 27, 2019
People on social media mocked and trolled the UAE government for the awards.
This is The Onion-worthy, no edits needed. https://t.co/Gv0geIjTKv— Raymond Lidal (@rlidal) January 29, 2019
*We are proud of the success of Emirati women. ok let's give all the awards to men* The irony is too strong here! https://t.co/xp4oomBrx7— AB (@ahlamsaga) January 29, 2019
So much gender balancing going on here!!! LOL! ??????? https://t.co/Y4pU6pPQLw— Marjan Kamyab (@Marjank16) January 29, 2019
Sometimes you just have to laugh when ppl forget to take the diversity & equity training before claiming theyve done sometiing for diversity & equity lol https://t.co/9Du5Kh4H3u— Priya Shah (@PriyaShah16) January 29, 2019
When your idea of "gender balanced" means no other gender is included.... ???? https://t.co/7W1pe6pOcW— DevChick (@jynclr) January 29, 2019
And the award for unintentionally hilarious tweet of the day goes to - https://t.co/eH5mQJROsi— Billy Swagspeare (@bswagspeare) January 29, 2019