Indian-Swedish couple posts adorable video on Youtube; gets racially abused for man’s skin colour

In what can be considered as a silver lining in the entire scenario, there are some users who sent their support both on Instagram and on Youtube. There are several users who have decided to stand by the couple and give them the support they deserve.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 30, 2017 8:12 pm
racism, indian-swedish couple face racism, racist attitude, examples of racism, indian express, indian express news The hurtful and the racist comments on the Youtube video have been taken down. (Source: moaws/Instagram)

Day after day, instances of racial abuse across the globe are increasing in number. It was only recently that we had come across the horrific video of a woman on a train in Ireland shouting racist remarks at her fellow Asian passengers. Very soon a video surfaced on Youtube bringing to light the plight of two African women who were verbally abused by the commuters in Delhi metro. Our society’s obsession with skin colour and using that as a parameter to judge a person, however irrational, remains a sad truth.

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Recently, an Indian-Swedish couple were at the receiving end of the wrath of people only because both of them come from two different places and well, look different. Going by their Instagram posts and Youtube videos, Moa and Markus seem to be like any other regular couple with an adorable kid. Recently Moa, who is a blogger, had posted a video with her Indian-origin Swedish husband trying to feed their daughter.

However few users decided to look beyond what the blogger was trying to say, and instead posted some very hurtful and racist comments. From calling Markus a “subhuman trash” to referring to the baby as “ugly”, the hate messages that were spewed on the video were unimaginable. Though the comments have been taken down, an Imgur user archived the worse ones.

This is the video. 

Here are some of the comments.
Do you see the hatred?

And how brutal they get, for no fault of the couple.

It just keeps getting worse.

However in what can be considered as a silver lining in the entire scenario, there are some users who sent their support both on Instagram and on Youtube.

“Hey… Jus read an article about what u and ur husband had to go through for posting an adorable video of your daughter… Please do not let haters win.. You guys are in love and ur baby is beautiful. Keep spreading love… Much love for little Mila ” wrote one, while another wrote, “Your family is beautiful. Love to you and your gorgeous child. My husband has Swedish, Slovak, Castillian, Irish ancestry and I am Bengali. We live in the United States.”

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    Malte Guggenbichler
    Jun 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    This video was posted on troll sites like Reddit and 9gag so it's no wonder that all those English comments appeared all of a sudden. The Video is Swedish and wasn't even targeted at the English speakers. Swedes are very kind and tolerant people. In fact, they even love darker people very much. The blonde Swedish girls go crazy about brown and black men. Maybe that's why so many trolls are angry. They are insecure.
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      muzafar
      May 31, 2017 at 11:36 am
      Baby is cute!
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      1. ਮਨਪੌਲ
        May 31, 2017 at 9:43 am
        Please tell me what have we Indians ever done to white people? What have we ever done to them? They are the ones who invaded our homeland. They are the ones who exploited us, mocked us, and abused us. Have we ever invaded and oppressed whites somewhere or sometime in history that I don't know about? Have we waged biological or chemical or psychological or social warfare against them? Are we blowing up and kil their people? In the white-majority countries we live in, we Indians are among the best (if not outright the best) citizens. We have the lowest crime rates, highest academic achievements, lowest divorce rates, lowest rates of single motherhood, and lowest tendency to abuse the social welfare system. At the least, with respect to other races and ethnicities, whites may have some legitimate arguments about crime or welfare abuse or "immorality" or whatever. What the have we Indians ever done to these people that they hate us so much? What have we done to them?
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          Nishant
          May 31, 2017 at 5:50 am
          Beautiful couple. God bless. Let them have all the success in life, and never think about trash humans.
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            sk
            May 31, 2017 at 5:00 am
            This should be an eye opener for the racist Indians who think Indians get better treatments from Europeans compared to the stanis and black Africans. The fact is that Europeans and Americans do not have very high opinion of Indians. For them, Indians, stanis, Bangladeshis and black Africans are all same.
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              Virender Phogat
              May 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm
              Thee RSS trolls would be here in force if this incident happened in a Muslim country. But how can they protest when pujya Golwalkar jee has pointed to Northern Europe as the place of origin of Hindus? Plus how can these RSS types go against tall, fair people, whom they worship? Even abuse from tall, fair Europeans is like prasadam to RSS-tards.
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                IslamForFoools
                May 30, 2017 at 11:05 pm
                Isis spotted here
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                Suraj
                May 30, 2017 at 9:01 pm
                Where are the RSS and BJP trolls when you need them!
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