Celebrities have often attracted public ire for making some tone deaf statements in unfortunate situations. This time it is Indian ‘comedian’ Atul Khatri who mocked Taliban’s gruesome takeover of Afghanistan and the terror it brings.
I am gutted 💔kids showing up for school. Even though it’s closed. Teachers saying goodbye to the young girls who likely won’t be able to return. This is what we leave behind. The undoing of 20 years of progress, overnight. May they all be safe #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/9xbK3tAItC
— Azita Ghanizada (@AzitaGhanizada) August 16, 2021
Money Control reports that the Taliban officially changed the name of Afghanistan to the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’. In the interim, a tweet by Khatri earned the ire of people online. Here’s a screengrab of his now-deleted tweet-
Twitter reacted strongly to his tweet and called him out for being insensitive. Here’s what people had to say-
Reconsider your fucking life, making tone deaf tweets while people are literally dying and being killed.
— misandrist green biryani (@misandristbb) August 15, 2021
— Neha Kapoor (@PWNeha) August 15, 2021
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State of Indian stand up comedy. https://t.co/5vI2vVdhkI
— Vatsal (@Vatsal_Sachan) August 16, 2021
People like him are the reason why airlines still warn people before every flight that in case of decompression place the overhead masks on yourself before others. https://t.co/p86OB6OfUX
— RED (@dewanizm) August 15, 2021
— BJ (@anE_ayuwoki) August 15, 2021
While Khatri’s pun wasn’t remotely funny, disturbing visuals have taken over Twitter showing the plight of thousands try to flee Kabul after its takeover by the Taliban.
Our prayers remain with the people of Afghanistan in these times of terror.