Recently, a good friend compared my sass to that of Regina George’s (more on that in a few weeks). I don’t know about sass, but I have the insane urge to create a burn book about all the idiots logically challenged people in our country. This will be an opinionated and a blunt rant, very different from this blog’s usual content but I felt the need to write this. Please feel free to click-off if this isn’t your cup of tea.
On January 28th, All India Bakchod, a comedy group in India, uploaded a video of ‘AIB Knockout’ to YouTube, where a group of comedians roasted Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, with Karan Johar acting as the roast master. To those not familiar with a ‘roast’, it’s where a person or a group is ‘roasted’ with insult comedy. It’s vulgar, it’s crass, but it’s fucking hilarious. Personally, I found some jokes repetitive and unfunny, but overall, it was worth a watch. I think I described it to a friend as a ‘bad accident you can’t help but be fascinated with’.
Fast-forward two days, and the video goes viral. And of course, as anything that has the audacity to be watched by millions of people across the world, it attracts the attention and wrath of all the “cultured” people in India, who have never in their life spoken a vulgar word or misguided the youth of India.
First of all, the fact that freedom of speech is nothing but a farce in India is disgusting. I don’t understand how people can be so stupid as to not see the fact that, the same right they are fighting against when they want offensive content removed, is the right which provides them with the cushion to express their own opinions.
But the fact that truly enrages me is that, insults and vulgar language being passed between consenting adults, and being watched by other consenting adults who paid to be there, is what is considered National Shame. Rather convenient to forget about the other million and one fucked up things in India, isn’t it?
Let me help you out. Be enraged about these instead:
- The countless number of times every day, every hour, wherein an uneducated, uncouth, uncultured swine speaks out against women and women’s rights.
- It being illegal to identify oneself as a homosexual under Indian law, whereas marital rape is still being protected by the same.
- Female Infanticide.
- Religious Riots.
- Sexual Harassment.
If you want to be ashamed of something in that country, be ashamed of the continued existence of the above, the country’s leaders’ inability to take charge and our own inability to call them out on their bullshit. Not a fucking comedy show!