Saturday, September 29, 2007

Indian Idol!

I find it unbelievable that people resorted to such violence on the streets on the basis of the remark that was made by the RJ. I would consider torching vehicles, stopping an ambulance from passing through and attacking people a far graver offence than making a statement of the kind which R J Nitin did. And did he mean anything derogatory aimed at a specific community. I doubt it. And why I'm saying so is that I've often heard his shows and I've seen the way he makes fun of things and people, but never aimed at any specific community or person. I think we need to stop taking everything so seriously as if it is meant as a personal insult. Which one of us has not had a laugh at the expense of Sikhs/ Santa Banta Jokes? Things should be taken in the spirit in which they have been said and not blown out of proportion like they are being done right now. And as I read in the news, the RJ has apologised for hurting the sentiments of the community. Can we please start taking things in the spirit in which they are said? We really need to learn the ability to laugh at ourselves. Even if we feel that what is said is not right and should not have been said, there is always a way to protest. Violence is not the answer to everything that we don't agree with.