Gangly Canadian sensation, Russell Peters is throwing shade at Aamir Khan for his criticism of the AIB Roast.
If you’re Indian and you haven’t heard of the now tedious controversy surrounding the All India Bakchod Roast (think Comedy Central roasts only Indian), then you my friend have been holed up in a cave in Ladakh with a bunch of pot-smoking hippies.
Come to think of it, that would be a much better alternative than living in the real world where one is forced to hear about this story day in, day out.
Last week, in a strange turn of events, bleeding heart Liberal Aamir Khan called the AIB celebrity roast, “violent”, prompting Russell Peters, to say,
“Seriously, who is he, the so-called artist, to say that he found it violent and that AIB and rest involved should have been responsible?
“He did not even see it! Someone please ask him to shut up and take care of his own business.”
Even though I wholly agree with Russell Peters’ condemnation of Aamir Khan’s extremist response to the event (I even condemned Mr. Khan despite my profound love for the man), what really boiled my blood was when he called Aamir Khan a “so-called artist”.
Aamir Khan is not another actor out of the Bollywood conveyor belt, Russell Peters, the man is an institution.
Not only has he been on screen for almost thirty years churning one commercially & critically, mind you film after another even going so far as to star & produce an Academy Award-nominated film but he also conceptualized a revolutionary talk-show in India that tackles such issues such as child trafficking and environmental pollution, a show that is seen by 600 million Indians and had the power to reshape several corrupt government policies in Rajasthan, Maharasthara and Karnataka.
You, Russell Peters, make “your mama’s so fat” jokes. Let’s face it, you.are.a.basic.bitch.
Due to the fact that you’re not a fan of Bollywood – I got you pegged as one of those foreign-born Indians who thinks Hollywood is celluloid heaven and Bollywood is third world trash – you, deep down, think you’re better than Indian national treasures.
Expressing your opinion on freedom of speech or lack thereof in India is one thing, shrugging off a beloved Indian’s monumental achievements is a different matter altogether.
Russell Peters *sighs*, I expect more from you.