Swara Bhasker blasts comedian Trevor Noah for saying India-Pakistan war would be most entertaining

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Swara Bhasker blasts comedian Trevor Noah for saying India-Pakistan war would be most entertaining
Swara Bhasker blasts comedian Trevor Noah for saying India-Pakistan war would be most entertaining

he tension between India and Pakistan reached a crescendo over the last few days, after the deadly suicide attack on a security convoy in Pulwama and the airstrike launched in retaliation by the Indian Air Force on a major Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Pakistan’s Khyber-Paktunkhwa province. The hostility escalated with an aerial combat between the Indian Air Force and Pakistan Air Force earlier this week.

Comedian Trevor Noah joked on The Daily Show that an India-Pakistan war would be “the most entertaining war of all-time”. He said, “Obviously, I hope India and Pakistan don’t go to war. But if they did go to war, it would probably be the most entertaining war of all-time.”

Trevor Noah took a jibe at Bollywood dance numbers and said that Indian soldiers would go on the battlefield singing and dancing. He even pantomimed our soldiers shooting at the enemy while in the middle of a jig and said, “It would also be the longest war of all time. Another dance number? I’m sorry, I love Bollywood, I do.”

Swara Bhasker lashed out at the comedian for his “ignorant and racist” jokes. “1. War isn’t funny or entertaining. 2. Hindi is not gibberish. Your stereotype of Indo-Pak is ignorant and racist. 3. Your set smacks of essentialism and a patronising generalisation and is very first world. 4. Human lives were lost and at stake. SO disappointing!” she wrote on Twitter.

 

Mallika Dua agreed with Swara and called the jokes “shockingly unintelligent and tone-deaf”. She tweeted, “What makes it sadder is that Trevor Noah cracked such a below average, shit joke. Something Russel Peters probably threw in the bin before his first open mic in life. If you’re going to be a racist comic than at least get the comic bit right.”

 

 

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