If you think that Bengalis are obsessed with fish then let me tell you that you are…100% correct. Bengalis love their fish and it is something that we have grown up eating. Try eating a bhetki fish fry with kasundi (mustard sause) and you’ll get the hype.
Fish is such a huge part of our culture that a Bengali wedding is incomplete without it. From having a fried fish head kept on a silver bowl for every auspicious meal to the bride’s side literally gifting an entire fish to the groom’s side on the day of the wedding, fish is everywhere.
Now, you may have spotted this trend of people posting artificial intelligence-generated pictures of men and women belonging to various Indian states based on stereotypes. So, a Twitter user @baghardh shared an entire thread of wedding pictures from Indian states that are AI-generated.
AI generated, wedding photos from Indian states.
Panjabi couples. pic.twitter.com/YsxmUZU1y5
— ਕਿੱਕਰਸਿੰਘਖਤ੍ਰੀ (@baghardh) December 30, 2022
One of the tweets from the thread showed two pictures from a Bengali wedding where a couple is seen weirdly looking at each other and what’s weirder is that there’s a massive fish in between them. Someone kindly explain this:
It’s like the fish is third-wheeling into their marriage.
Have a look at the tweet here:
Bengali ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aWI4vYEJAZ
— ਕਿੱਕਰਸਿੰਘਖਤ੍ਰੀ (@baghardh) December 31, 2022
What’s funny is that when Bengali people came across these pictures, they were really interested in knowing where they could find a fish this large in size! Have a look at some of the reactions here:
As a Bengali, I want to know where you can get a fish that huge !! Seller location please… 🤣🤣🤣
— Kadak Danda (@kadak_danda) December 31, 2022
What fish is that
— Nayanika (@nayanikaaa) December 31, 2022
@DebadreeC real Bengalis in my book
— Aditya (@Adityaislit) December 31, 2022
Where in india will you find a fish like that
— Tekoteko (@Tekotek56887624) January 1, 2023
The guy is married to the lady or the fish?
— Upen (@upen_sy) January 2, 2023
Fish so big it can feed the whole colony
— Noddy 🧸 (@homosexualant) December 31, 2022
As a Bengali, I can confirm that AI is 100% correct. This is definitely what it looks like in a Bengali wedding. https://t.co/vjayzBRn3I
— Soukarya Samanta ≈ সৌকর্য্য সামন্ত (@TheZoom110) January 2, 2023
im crying fuck me!!!!!!!
yes indeed we have uh. Huge fish….at our wedding s….& the other ceremonies, just. A HUMUNGOUS TITANIC MF FISH 😳
U see, we simply. Love the fish, https://t.co/DNRS28aedW
— taloned top agenda (@drawinthelynes) January 2, 2023
everyone hating but this is the dream wedding https://t.co/woNBfWcaGR
— s ☭ (@riceontheground) January 2, 2023
Yes, a fish is the third wheel in a Bengali wedding. https://t.co/4iYcIyh9kd
— Debasmita (@HitchhikerQ) January 1, 2023
While this is a bizarre representation of Bengali weddings but there’s still some truth in this! 😛