We’re not alien to racism but in the 21st century, we would think that society has overgrown these prejudiced and derogatory concepts. But, it’s getting worse day by day and no space is immune to racist people.
Now, it’s veteran actor Satish Shah who was subjected to racism by the staff at Heathrow Airport in London.
Taking to Twitter, the ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ actor shared an incident that got everyone talking about the racism Indians are subjected to in foreign countries. The actor claimed that at the airport he heard a couple of airport officials demeaning him by saying that how could ‘they’ (referring to Indians) afford first class.
But the proud Indian that Shah is, he responded to them with a proud smile and said ‘because we are Indians’. He tweeted:
“I replied with a proud smile ‘because we are Indians’ after I overheard the Heathrow staff wonderingly asking his mate” how can they afford 1st class?”
I replied with a proud smile “because we are Indians” after I overheard the Heathrow staff wonderingly asking his mate”how can they afford 1st class?”
— satish shah🇮🇳 (@sats45) January 2, 2023
What a sixer he hit! People lauded him for giving the racist people an answer they deserved.
Good one Sir!!
They got that Heathrow from the 40+ Trillion dollars worth of looted wealth from India!
— Chandni Preeti Vijaykumar Shah (@adv_chandnishah) January 3, 2023
You could have also told them, come and see our Delhi and Hyderabad airports and decide where Heathrow stands. I recently transited via Heathrow. It is like our old Mumbai airport.
— Shankar Iyer (@shankariyer1955) January 2, 2023
He was surprised probably because they looted us for 200years n took away 45 trillion dollar wealth from India. N still Indians can afford first class? It’s very strange for them…
— Bhargavi.. (@smna17) January 2, 2023
Sir smile is ok but you should have replied “ we have enough money and resources even after 200 years of loot by Brits…”
— Ranjan (@ranjanninu) January 3, 2023
@HeathrowAirport please teach your staff to come out of the racist mindset. Indians are not British slaves anymore.
And yes, let me remind you that One indian origin person is your PM by the way . https://t.co/JFFTWSdilQ pic.twitter.com/YxwCwynqOs
— Indian 🇮🇳 (@rashmi21044) January 4, 2023
We are proud of you Satish bhai 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Lotus (@LotusBharat) January 2, 2023
Kya baat hai satish ji…smashing reply👏👏 https://t.co/8VelOsJvEF
— Gurmeet K🇮🇳 (@gurmeet111971) January 3, 2023
Brilliant I wish you had also said that you – the Brits – flew first class on money looted from us Indians. Never again. Jai Hind 🇮🇳. https://t.co/ejXfnVL7uL
— Ramchandra Kulkarni (@RamKulkarn1) January 3, 2023
Slap on their false superiority complex, well done https://t.co/R8SK8emwe8
— Devendra Singh🇳🇵🇮🇳 (@singhdn12) January 3, 2023
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— Sarcasm_King (@D_SocialGuy) January 3, 2023
— Arunil Goon 🇮🇳 (@ArunilG) January 4, 2023
After his tweet went viral, Heathrow Airport quickly came to apologize to him and assist in the matter.
Good morning, we're sorry to hear about this encounter. May you DM us?
— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) January 3, 2023
It’s so disappointing that such incidences still take place across the globe. May good sense prevail.