Chetan Bhagat Said In A Dig At Vir Das, “I Won’t Go Criticising India Publicly On An International Stage!” Know Full Story Inside!!
Vir Das’s performance at the Kennedy Center in the USA has created a rage among the audience. He performed his poem, “Two Indias”. Two complaints have been filed against Das for making disparaging statements against India.
However, most of the celebrities, journalists, and netizens praised the poem for showcasing India’s duality. Chetan Bhagat, the author, commented on Das’s performance without mentioning it by name. Bhagat faced criticism from filmmakers like Neeraj Ghaywan for his remarks on Das’s performance. Filmmaker Neeraj compared Bhagat’s tweet with the “log kya kahenge?” (What will people say?) mentality. Chetan Bhagat tweeted, “I may fight or find many faults with my mother, but I won’t go around criticizing her in the neighbors’ house. I may find a hundred things wrong with my country, but I won’t go out and criticize it publicly on an international stage. Maybe it’s just me, but some things are just not done. “
Neeraj Ghaywan replied to Bhagat’s tweet and wrote, “When you have abusive parents who gaslight you into believing that “these lashes are for your own good”, the only recourse left is to seek external help.”
Author and journalist Anna Veticad also reacted to the tweet by Chetan Bhagat. She wrote, “Children raped by relatives, women beaten up by husbands are told the same thing: “the neighbors should not find out.” Even women from minority communities are told, “Let’s keep this within the community.” This is an old argument used by oppressors and their supporters. “Another user wrote, “Tell us again in whose house the victims of violence and daily bigotry live.” If your answer is “your neighbor’s house,” then you either have no idea what’s actually happening in your neighborhood or were part of bringing this horror into their lives in the first place. “
Journalist Bala G wrote, “Casually gloating about how “great” his upbringing is. Savarnas are all about coming from great households, while conspicuously concealing how toxic and shit their familial bonds are.
Chetan Bhagat faced criticism from other users as well for his statement.