Well-liked humorist Vir Das on Tuesday posted a press release asking folks to not fall for edited excerpts from his newest video I Come From Two Indias posted on his YouTube channel. “Please don’t be fooled by edited snippets,” he stated, whereas additional explaining the intent behind making the video as a part of his latest tour to America.
In direction of the tip of his efficiency on the John F. Kennedy Middle for the Performing Arts, Vir Das delivered a monologue in regards to the contradiction inside the nation beneath the section titled Two Indias. It appears the video has offended some folks.
“There was a sizeable response to a video I posted on YouTube. The video is a satire in regards to the duality of two very separate India’s that do various things. Like several nation has mild and darkish, good and evil inside it. None of this can be a secret,” Vir Das defined within the assertion.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) November 16, 2021
“The video appeals for us to always remember that we’re nice. To by no means cease specializing in what makes us nice. It ends in a big patriotic spherical of applause for a rustic all of us love, consider in, and are happy with. That there’s extra to our nation than the headlines, a deep magnificence. THAT’S the purpose of the video and the rationale for the applause,” he added.
On the finish of the video, Vir Das requested the viewers within the sold-out present to provide a standing ovation to the nation. “Individuals cheer for India with hope, not hate. Individuals clap for India with respect, not malice. You can’t promote tickets, earn applause, or signify nice folks with negativity, solely with satisfaction. I take satisfaction in my nation, and I carry that satisfaction the world over. To me, a room full of individuals anyplace on this planet, giving India an ovation is pure love,” he wrote.
The video titled I Come From Two Indias has garnered shut to three.5 lakh views in about 24 hours.