Currently, the internet is flooded with people sharing images created using artificial intelligence and stereotypes. After Indian men and women were created using AI, someone decided to depict what wedding couples from different Indian states would look like.
After the Twitter thread by @baghardh went viral, Bengali people went nuts with the huge fish that made an appearance in the pictures with the Bengali wedding couple.
Bengali ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aWI4vYEJAZ
— ਕਿੱਕਰਸਿੰਘਖਤ੍ਰੀ (@baghardh) December 31, 2022
The thread showcases couples from states like Punjab, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh among others. And I’m sure you won’t be convinced by the representation of wedding couples from multiple states.
While all of them look bizarre, it was the depiction of the Gujarati couple that got people furious. This is what a couple from Gujarat would look like on their wedding day, according to AI.
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— ਕਿੱਕਰਸਿੰਘਖਤ੍ਰੀ (@baghardh) December 30, 2022
You flipped, right? Not your fault though as most people online also think that this couple doesn’t even come close to what couples from Gujarat would look like on their wedding day. From the saree and its draping style to jewelry and the obese couple, everything seemed amiss.
And what’s with her hand?
whats with her hands ?? pic.twitter.com/c6eMSjBX8T
— thejaunpurdialogues (@thejaudial) December 31, 2022
This is what people online said on seeing this couple:
@PandeyNeha11 😭 Gujarati har jagah badnam hai .. inko lagta hai har Gujarati us Ranga jaisa dikhta hai
— Supermannn !! (@_Superman__hu) December 31, 2022
Its a racist comment..The lady is not in Gujarati saaree even.
Mocking people on state basis particularly coming from where country earns major amount of tax, has huge number of employers, are the most peaceful and not to say the least are taking India to a new high is pitiful.
— Prashant Patel (@Prashan12140689) January 3, 2023
this is Gujarati? wow I am not a gujarati yet i can tell you poor research. This ain’t how gujarati brides/women dress.
— TRS – pink is not my colour (@TaRaShoy) January 1, 2023
Whatt rubbish, why bihari and UP Couples are And Black and Shown Backward? This needs to stop. I am gujrati and i can confirm that Gujarati AI is Not even close to 0.00000001%. You know nothing about Gujarati Culture
— Uncharted (@Randomindiann) December 31, 2022
South Indian Gujarati wedding?
— Raj (@justwondered1) December 31, 2022
Adding forced stereotyping inputs to help create an image aligned with hatred for Gujaratis. Your racist bias is highly obvious.
— Roopa B (@Roopa13B) January 3, 2023
Gujrati couple is not like this !!
— dharmesh (@dharamdeep) December 31, 2022
Vow @baghhardh you really really hate Gujaratis. In your rage of racism against Gujaratis you have mistakenly posted picture of a couple from some other state. The dress they have worn is non Gujarati.
— Quest (@Wisdom_strength) January 1, 2023
#gujarati couple specially the women neither dress up like this nor are this gloomy..they are one of the sweetest people around
— Ruchi Gupta Mankad 🇮🇳 (@iamruchimankad) January 3, 2023
Doesn’t look like gujarati. Do some efforts bro
— PK (@humansin2022) January 1, 2023
This is downright insulting. Being a Gujarati, Have not seen any Gujarat couple resembling this and in this kind of attire. The lady is even not wearing a Gujarati style saree.
— Rohan Jani (@rohan_i_jani) January 2, 2023
Must have come to this conclusion after eating at Gujarati thali restaurant.
— Jwalant Desai (@JwalantDesai82) December 31, 2022
This is more Bengali or south india but not gujju for sure… May be your AI needs more polishing.
— Shripal Shah 🇮🇳 (@shripal100) January 3, 2023
People online are really mad at that inaccurate representation and I can see why. What do you think?