Vir Das who has been receiving outrage for his video titled ‘I Come from two India’ has surely caused a stir among everyone. The comedian, who performed at The John F. Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, has now been backed by the Congress leaders- Kapila Sibal and Shashi Tharoor for the video he posted on his social media accounts.
However a complaint has also been filed against comedian Vir Das after he posted a video on YouTube titled "I come from two Indias," which was part of his recent performance at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
In the video shared by Vir Das; he discusses the country's duality and discusses some of the most pressing issues confronting India, such as the fight against COVID-19, rape incidents, a crackdown on comedians, and farmer protests.
Vir Das, who has been chastised for his monologue "I come from two Indias," has received support from Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor backed Das as well, praising him for “speaking for millions”.
Taking to the social media account Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “A stand-up comedian who knows the real meaning of the term “stand up” is not physical but moral. @thevirdas spoke for millions in this 6-minute take on the Two Indias he hails from & stands up for.”
In the midst of a heated debate over a video related to a performance in the United States, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal backed comedian Vir Das on Wednesday, saying there are "two Indias" but people don't want anyone. Inform the rest of the world about this because "we are intolerant and hypocritical."
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Earlier, on Tuesday, November 16, Vir Das issued a statement clarifying his remarks during his monologue ‘I come from two Indias’ were not meant to be offensive to the country. A section on Twitter posted clips and pictures from his monologue, specifically the part where the comedian said, "I come from an India where we worship women by day and gang-rape them by night."