Being a nation with multiple faiths and beliefs, Indians often worship animals and even some inanimate objects. But recent footage of several women worshipping a fancy kangaroo trash can by mistake has provoked quite the controversy online.
Stunned by what they have seen, countless internet users shared a vast variety of emotions, from admiration by the women's innocent naivety to shock and sadness.
Sobering. Our national capacity for reverence & idol-worship taken to an extreme! https://t.co/ohaXme2yVL— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 29 октября 2017 г.
It shows that we respect, pay gratitude to all biotic + abiotic elements of this planet, including marsupials.— Nadr ibn al-Harith (@navnkrp) 29 октября 2017 г.
That’s shocking and just made me sad.— Praveen (@Praveen211996) 29 октября 2017 г.
Now come on, that is not funny. Those ppl are innocent and haven't seen such kind of utensils.— Aaron 🇮🇳 (@ROALY) 30 октября 2017 г.
Some netizens said poor literacy rate and lack of development in Bihar was to blame.
Illiteracy is the culprit. She might not even see a kangaroo in life bt might hv thought it has relevance basis it being kept near a temple— ChaturKauwa (@chaturkauwa) 30 октября 2017 г.
Cant blame the people who are brought up in a culture where superstition prevails. A normal dustbin with proper instructions was needed.— Arijeet Palit (@palit_arijeet) 29 октября 2017 г.
They were offering flowers, prayers to dustbin bcz of ignorance— Mukesh Kumar (@mukesh_kumar05) 31 октября 2017 г.
But other literate indians don't even know how to throw garbage in dustbin.