The comedy space in the country has evolved a lot over the years. From people body-shaming others in the name of humor to calling the evils of society in a rather humorous and ‘punny’ way, we sure have come a long way.
Women have also started taking the reins of the space that was ideally dominated by men and artists are taking a dig at controversial topics in the name of dark humor. But how far can one go when it comes to touching sensitive issues like rape, abortion, and homophobia among others?
We ask this question after coming across a comedian’s tweet that is currently being massively criticized for being in bad taste and not funny.
Indian stand-up comedian Samay Raina took to Twitter to probably joke about the United States’ landmark judgment that overturned abortion as a constitutional right in the country. He tweeted:
Raina being cynical and joking about a woman’s right to make decisions about her body is so 70s. And definitely not funny according to scores of diverse people online.
Jokes ke naam pe sexism aaye to chalega na? Chahe kitna bhi triggering ho kisi keliye?
Comedians like you are responsible for the sick mentality that passes on to the Youth. https://t.co/ZP1851x4uq
— Hrishi Raj Anand (@hrishirajanand_) July 5, 2022
now we know why you based your whole career on chess because your definition of funny is trash. https://t.co/Y96LgnSjcA
— cat (@meowdhur) July 5, 2022
Is that supposed to be what cis men love to call.. a joke? Like if one breaks it down to find the funny they won't be able to find it. https://t.co/DIQSoXJzU6
— Rey🌻 (@hakkanoods) July 5, 2022
wish twitter could put it's cancel culture to use now. https://t.co/IbnY5ersip
— sad_catto_hours🐾 (@nlyrantsallowed) July 5, 2022
Bro thinks this is funny and savage….WOW!!
— Art of SÚNSHÍNEXD (@AMyartworld) July 5, 2022
who told men they’re funny https://t.co/DslIrMf1b1
— 🥪 (@c0mpulsivecrier) July 5, 2022
Every day, unfunny & tone deaf men help me be more & more sure about getting my tubes tied ASAP… https://t.co/p7maex9uxW
— pehnne hi chhod diye kachchhe (@HaggteZakhm) July 5, 2022
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it's so fascinating to me that "comedians" make a joke about something so serious and then they get angry and start blaming the people who point out the fact that they are being problematic piece https://t.co/40ipaoRQuS pic.twitter.com/JosrsNqBY1
— tasogare (@playstationlvrr) July 5, 2022
if you think about it this sums up so many men in a nutshell, you do one v small thing against their wishes (deleting a stupid tweet) and they start talking about your basic rights https://t.co/loqu31wcO6
— grape (@crypt0baz) July 5, 2022
bro thinks this is peak humor https://t.co/tnwF4mr5mj
— ً noa🃏 (@monocinders) July 5, 2022
reason why im pro abortion. this could’ve never been tweeted https://t.co/6BruNmmdfF
— sapphic (@messandry) July 5, 2022
The only thing funny in here is Samay's triggered replies😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Tx0HkCFBAJ
— Karthik (@SarcasticIndic) July 5, 2022
— aminjaz (@am1njaz) July 5, 2022
it's always the mfs who go "rElAx ItS jUsT a JoKe"
where's the funny https://t.co/YlCyY8gZkK
— boo (@yixewoah) July 5, 2022
making so called jokes on sensitive issues is not funny someone tell him to stfu https://t.co/W02OODpl9q
— taani (@dilkedastakk) July 5, 2022
I don't know if I am more furious at the first tweet or the second in this thread. https://t.co/Ib6NuWhUBL
— Asmita Nandy (@NandyAsmita) July 5, 2022
"Women are not funny"
Indian male stand up comedian hUmOR : https://t.co/nyS9o2iwen
— Schrödy's Smiley🌻 (@abmeinkyahibolu) July 5, 2022