That any government will eventually descend into foolishness is obvious. That they will find any slight offensive is also obvious. So when the government gets really heated up about some random YouTube video showing someone dressed as Mahatma Gandhi doing a pole dance – it’s not out of the ordinary. But what I find priceless are the comments to the article at Rediff. People suddenly want access to YouTube to be banned and apologies to be made by news channels that pointed to the video.
Here’s the link to the offending video (Not Safe For Work). At a personal level, it doesn’t quite appeal to either my sense of humour or raunch, however, I see no reason for it not to exist. If people get so touchy, I wonder if we’ll ever see the likes of The Daily Show in India. Though, I have to admit that the Prem Taneja show on NDTV with all the puppets always provides a good laugh.
PS – I stand corrected, the comments on the YouTube page are even more amusing. Threats to lynch the chap, asking him about his female relatives, telling him that the government will punish him, bodily threats – no end to it really. Here’s the deal, whatever happened to Gandhigiri?