The world is so insane that it is a wonder satirists have a job. I read recently in Hindustan Times -- yes, HT, not an Indian version of The Onion -- that the makers of Golmaal 3 have been sued by The Indian Stammering Association "for mocking people who stammer." Shreyas Talpade stammers in the film, and the other characters reportedly keep making fun of him. (I haven't seen the film.) So this organisation of stammerers is upset about it, and they're going to court. So far, an association of mute people hasn't surfaced to join in the revelry -- Tusshar Kapoor plays a mute character in the film, and ends up landing the heroine, which does not surprise me: which woman can resist a man who just shuts up and listens?
Seriously, are we a society of eight-year-olds? Even if the explicit intent of the film was to make fun of people who stammer -- and it obviously wasn't -- so what? Such mockery always reflects badly on those doing the mocking, not on those being mocked. Why be so sensitiveRead More »from It’s Only Words