Conservative politician, Zac Goldsmith, tried impressing his constituents of Indian origin by claiming to love the Hindi film industry but like most White people who make the same claim, failed to name a single Bollywood film.
Oy vo vey.
U.K publication, the Telegraph reports:
“You say you’re a Bollywood fan,” the interviewer asked. “Do you have a favourite actor, or a favourite Bollywood film?”
Goldsmith stumbled over his words for a few moments before responding with an air of mild panic: “I wouldn’t be able to… Let me think… No. I’m not going to give you one. I can’t think of a favourite.”
“You can’t think of a single Bollywood film or actor?” the interviewer replies.
“I can think of… I can’t think of a favourite, though I love the whole… I love almost everything about Bollywood,” says Zac.
“I love the atmosphere, I love the colour, I love the excitement. I want as much colour as possible here in London.”
Dear White People, you either love Bollywood or you don’t. No one is forcing you to love it, no one is strapping you to a chair and forcing you to listen to “Tum Hi Ho” on repeat to extort confidential information from you. It’s Bollywood, not Guantanamo Bay.
I blame Slumdog Millionaire.
Watch the politician squirm his way out of his faux-pas below.