Comedian Vir Das booked for ‘Insulting India’, in Kennedy Center Monologue:
Comedian and actor Vira Das has landed himself in controversy after posting the video of his recent performance in the US. Netizens slammed him for insulting India in the clip wherein he reportedly stated that he comes from ‘two Indias’, one where Indian men worship women during the day and another one where they gang-rape women at night.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) November 16, 2021
A complaint has been filed against him at Tilak Marg Police Station for allegedly using derogatory language during the event. Actress Kangana Ranaut had also slammed Vir Das in an Instagram post.
Delhi: Complaint received against actor-comedian Vir Das at Tilak Marg Police Station in connection with a viral video in which he is allegedly using derogatory language against the nation during an event in US.
(Photo courtesy: Vir Das’ Instagram account) pic.twitter.com/KfTeH08oX9
— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2021
She wrote: “When you generalize all Indian men as gang-rapists it gives rise and encouragement to racism and bullying against Indians all over the world…after Bengal Famine Churchill famously said, ‘These Indians breed like rabbits they are bound to die like this…’ he blamed Indians’ sex drive/fertility for the death of millions because of hunger… Such creative work targeting an entire race is soft terrorism… strict actions must be taken against such criminals @virdas.”
In the six-minute video, he talks about the duality of the country and mentions some of the most topical issues India is facing, from its battle against COVID-19, incidents of rapes, a crackdown against comedians to the farmers’ protests.
Check out the video:
The comedian has already issued a clarification on the same. Stating that one must not be fooled by the edited snippets, he writes: The video is a satire about the duality of two very separate India”s that do different things. Like any nation has light and dark, good and evil within it. None of this is a secret. The video appeals to us to never forget that we are great. To never stop focusing on what makes us great.
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