‘We are wheatish’: Twitter mocks Tarun Vijay’s ‘racist’ South Indian remark
Twitter panned Tarun Vijay’s comment, calling out his racism and hypocrisy.india Updated: Apr 09, 2017 07:22 IST
BJP leader Tarun Vijay faced flak on social media after a video where he apparently made racist remarks about “south Indians” went viral.
Vijay was a panelist on a TV show discussing the recent attacks on African nationals in Greater Noida, when he defended India against charges of racism by arguing, “If we were racist, why would we have all the entire south…Tamil, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra…why do we live with them? We have black people around us.”
Though Vijay later apologised for the remark, Twitter did not take kindly to this display of racism, panning his reasoning.
"WE ARE WHEATISH!" every South Indian mother right now https://t.co/PIcGSVvZKx— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) April 7, 2017
@madmanweb So for him india means north india. They r living with south India bec they r not racist.— Ajith Mathew (@ajithm69) April 7, 2017
Tarun Vijay had idli for lunch. How can he be racist?— No Mummy, Only Yummy (@brumbyOz) April 7, 2017
#TarunVijayisNotRacistBecause— No Mummy, Only Yummy (@brumbyOz) April 7, 2017
He follows Rajinikanth on Twitter.
I am less aghast by the south Indian dark stantement, than the belief that India is a north indian entity in which others live.#tarunvijay— Harini Calamur (@calamur) April 7, 2017
I am a North Indian still dark skinned:(— Scotchy (@scotchism) April 7, 2017
Sorry for being an embarrassment Tarun Vijay ji and #ThankYouTarunVijay ji for still living with me
Koi zabardasti nahi hai Tarun Vijay ji. If you can't live with black people like us, you can always go to Pakistan :) https://t.co/bpZaDjXlG7— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) April 7, 2017
This statement by Tarun Vijay makes it obvious that North India is the "Mainland India" . Others just "live in it". #SouthIndia— Sohail Khanzada (@SoheilKhanzada) April 7, 2017