Haters gonna hate hate hate…I give reasons as to why they need to stop!
Like millions, I too eagerly waited for AIB’s recently released Knockout featuring Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor and had a blast while watching it. Be it jokes on Ranveer Singh- Deepika Padukone’s relationship, Arjun Kapoor failing the 12th grade or Karan Johar’s sexual orientation, it was offensive and boy did I love it! I recently visited social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to note public’s reaction to the video. While some still can’t stop raving about it, there are others who loathe it and find it ‘too cheap, sleazy and mean.’ High five to those who loved the Knockout and I give five reasons why the haters who need to shut the f**k up:It’s your daily life onscreen
I understand people from the older generation not being able to relate to the video. The roast had puns and one liners which might have come off as too extreme to take in. But I find it baffling to see peers from my generation calling the AIB video ‘vulgar and cheap.’ The way Arjun, Ranveer , Karan and the comedians spoke in the Knockout session is a mere reflection of how the gen next speaks on a daily basis. If it’s okay for them to incorporate such lingo in their lifestyle, what is the big deal when it becomes a part of comic video?
It’s called ‘roast’ for a reason
Right in the beginning, Karan Johar had warned the audience as well as viewers about the ‘offensive’ content in the video. A ‘roast’ is called so for a reason; it is MEANT to be highly offensive and is supposed to have jokes based on one’s personal doings. It is a concept which is borrowed from the West and was introduced by AIB for the first time. So the haters who found it ‘offensive,’ didn’t really get the basic point of it in my opinion. It was intentionally put forth this way and that is what makes it hilarious.
Have a sense of humour for Christ’s sake
Haters, are you telling me you have never made fun of ANYONE in your life ever? What I admire about Arjun, Ranveer, Karan and the AIB team is their ability to ‘make’ and ‘take’ jokes in an equal measure. There are hundreds who go about laughing behind people’s backs but don’t have the ba**s to do the same to a person’s face. The celebrities as well as comedians in the video, had the guts to make offensive statements as well as be on the receiving end of the same. Even after watching AIB’s roast, I’m of the opinion that no one 'crossed the line.' I feel those who sit back and judge the makers and participants of the roast, seriously lack sense of humour. Chill out haters, it was all meant in jest!
Speaking of the unspoken
Where there are some who have accepted homosexuality as a natural sexual orientation rather than a ‘choice’ or ‘psychological issue,’ there are others who cringe from even speaking about it. Karan Johar’s stint in the show is being termed as him ‘coming out of the closet’ of sorts. I believe KJo couldn’t have gotten a greater opportunity to do so other than AIB’s roast video. By making jokes and puns on his sexual orientation, I believe the AIB team reinforced homosexuality as completely natural, which is something this society needs to be reminded of in one way or another
LOL, ROFL and LMAO
I would like to give a shout out to the AIB team as well as the panelists for introducing the concept of roast in the Indian spectrum. Not only did they leave millions in splits but also took a big risk by making a video as such. The AIB knockout truly had me gasping for breath at every minute and I fail to understand as to why the haters fail to get the basic hilarious essence of it all. Forget the jokes being ‘offensive,’ the sheer rib tickling content that they had made me go LOL and how. Haters, why don't you get that?
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