Desis Discuss How Shows Like ‘Chota Bheem’ & ‘TMKOC’ Promote Colourism & Infidelity

From sports to Bollywood, many well-known personalities have opened up on prejudice against skin colour and racism that they’ve faced in their lives and careers. Even in school, calling other kids ‘kalu’, ‘mota’, ‘bhains’ was not very uncommon. But often, many people don’t realise the gravity these racial slurs carry and how much they can scar someone mentally.

Chhota Bheem - @Kalia Ustaad aur Raju ki Ladaai | Fun Kids Videos | Cartoon for Kids in Hindi - YouTube

On these lines, a Redditor sparked a discussion on how problematic humour based on someone’s skin tone or weight is also found in many popular Indian TV shows, and how it is important to be aware of that.

Chota Bheem was a racist show from india

Many desis agreed to the problematic portrayal of the villain as having a darker skin tone:

Chhota Bheem - Kaila Ka Double Trouble | Bheem VS Kalia | Cartoon for Kids in Hindi - YouTube

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From shadeism to body shaming, people pointed out the staple, stereotypical jokes of another popular show:

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah written update March 12, 2018: Iyer blames Jethalal for the colour on his face - Times of India

Ep. 698 - Daya's News Upsets Jetha - Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Jethalal Tries- To Impress Babita Ji Singapore - Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah:बबीता के दीवाने जेठालाल ने किया ये खतरनाक काम, हो गई हालत खराब | Patrika News

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