I Come From Two Indias: Vir Das issues clarification on the VIDEO after severe backlash

Updated on Nov 17, 2021 11:06 AM IST  |  171.3K
   
I Come From Two Indias: Vir Das issues clarification on the VIDEO after severe backlash
I Come From Two Indias: Vir Das issues clarification on the VIDEO after severe backlash
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Actor and comedian Vir Das recently performed at the John F Kennedy Center in Washington. Post the show, Vir took time on stage to record a video titled ‘I come from two Indias’ where he mentioned several juxtapositions of different aspects of India for which he received severe backlash online. In the six-minute video, Vir Das talks about some of the most topical issues in India, from its battle against Covid-19, rape cases, the crackdown against comedians to the farmers' protests. 

A snippet from the video that is going viral on social media has Vir Das saying, “I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gang-rape them during the night”. Several people took to Twitter and called out Vir Das for ‘insulting India’. Following the criticism against the video, Vir took to social media and issued clarification. Vir wrote, “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 for us to never forget that we are great. To never stop focusing on what makes us great.”

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Vir Das asked his followers to be "fooled by edited snippets". "People cheer for India with hope, not hate. People clap for India with respect, not malice. You cannot sell tickets, earn applause, or represent a great people with negativity, only with pride. I take pride in my country, and I carry that pride across the world," he said.

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Anonymous : Truth always hurts but truth cannot be changed.
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Anonymous : Disgusting!!! India does not require enemies when they have traitors like Mr Das. Sedition charges should be levied on such people who belittle a great nation for cheap publicity.. The reference to women was particularly derogatory.. all lies and falsehoods..
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Anonymous : Damage control mode ! Shame on him for insulting and humiliating his country on an International platform. Sure he got his 2 minute of fame. But this will come back to haunt him !!!
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Anonymous : His truth is more accurate than retard Kangana who should be lynched for her foul mouthed babbling and everybody jeeps quiet.
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Anonymous : he is right though!
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Anonymous : no. he is a moron who sells his motherland, where he never spent time, for the NRI crowd.
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