In an attempt to add a twist of humour to an otherwise sensitive global situation, several netizens have been sharing pictures, videos, and jokes on Instagram that have been called out for reeking of racism.
For instance, Indian industrialist Harsh Goenka, who is quite active on Twitter shared a 25-second video of an Asian kid, practicing martial arts on Tuesday.
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) February 11, 2020
The current chairman of the RPG Group conglomerate, Goenka captioned the video, “This is how he says he’ll fight the #coronavirus".
The video shared by Goenka is source-based, hence it does not authenticate whether the child shown in the clip is actually from China or not.
Soon, the clip began drawing public responses which specifically highlighted the racial differences between Asians and other nationalities – which could be misinterpreted as racist comments.
— Ajay Sethi (@ajaysethi1711) February 11, 2020
— M**** (@msw_sports) February 11, 2020
— RAMESH JBHOJWANI (@RAMESHJBHOJWANI) February 11, 2020
Recently, Bollywood Arshad Warsi, who has been applauded for his epic comic timing got into troll trouble after he shared a still from one of his movies on Twitter – which was called out for its racist element.
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) January 31, 2020
Arshad was subjected to brutal trolling on social networking platforms.
— Shevly Paul (@nyctanthestris) January 31, 2020
— sabeen (@sabeenbedford) January 31, 2020