This comedian explains why Tanmay Bhat’s video should not offend you

Lata Mangeshkar is a legend, but that shouldn't excuse her from jokes. In fact, especially because she's a legend, we should make fun of her. In fact, it's in bad taste to make fun of someone who's less powerful," he says.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: May 31, 2016 8:33 pm

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AIB’s co-founder Tanmay Bhat has been the talk of the town for a few days now. On May 26, he uploaded a video titled “Sachin vs Lata Civil War” which many have taken offence to arguing that it was demeaning towards the legends.

Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter to criticise him. It didn’t end at that, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena lodged a police complaint against the comedian and politicians of the Bhartiya Janata Party are also criticising.

Amid all the chaos, here is fellow comedian Utsav Chakraborty’s rant on how the outrage is absolutely uncalled for, which again is a Snapchat video faceswapping with Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendular.

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“The joke is not that the person being made fun of is old. The joke is that this person wouldn’t actually do that. The joke is that I’m on Snapchat and bickering with another person who is not on Snapchat,” he says.

Chakraborty goes on to explain why making fun of Lata Mangeshkar is not wrong. “Lata Mangeshkar is a legend, but that shouldn’t excuse her from jokes. In fact, especially because she’s a legend, we should make fun of her. In fact, it’s in bad taste to make fun of someone who’s less powerful,” he says.

Watch video here:

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  1. bala balasubramanian
    May 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm
    These people are ridiculous , they just want to ape the west and its habits. People roast one another in US , lets do it here also , lets be trendy. Let us forget about elders ,respect and other such things. Make fun of Sachin and Lataji all you want but keep ageist remarks out of it. Every one becomes old , remember that.
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      monu
      May 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm
      Kyoki C**ye tuje tere ghar valo ne nahi bataya ki bado ka samman karna chahiye, kal tere maa baap ko bhi gali de tab pata lagega nang bharti
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        monu
        May 31, 2016 at 3:46 pm
        Kyoki ye So called New generation ke "Cool Londe or bandiya" jo gali dene ko cool sdamjate hai, Blue film dekne ko, ganja pine ko, daru pi kr one night stand karne ko COOL samajte hai. Ab unko lagta hai ki legends ko gali dena to COoLeESS ki sabse badi degree hai.
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        1. Studebaker 786
          Jun 1, 2016 at 7:55 am
          What a moron.
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          1. Studebaker 786
            Jun 1, 2016 at 7:56 am
            batman bhai, dimagh khali hai?
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