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The Woke Feminist: AIB

So Tanmay Bhatt and Gursimran Khamba stepped away from AIB amidst the sexual harassment controversy involving their (ex?) coworker Utsav Chakraborty. Here is the official statement released by AIB –

AIB-Statement

 

However, for many, this is too little, too late.

AIB, who took great pride in supporting the female empowerment movement, continued working with a guy that they knew harassed a woman and did nothing about it.

AIB, who gave us gems like this –

AIB - The Bollywood Diva Song

 

This –

AIB-harassment

 

This –

AIB-Sexist Bollywood Songs

 

And ironically, this too –

AIB-Online Harassment

 

See, the thing is, you have to practice what you (so strongly) preach. I wholeheartedly agree with the issues that they raise through these videos. But not doing anything about actual harassment when you are in a capacity to do something about it is hypocritical.

And even though this is a bold move, it still doesn’t change the fact that they stepped down years after the incident took place. This is not taking responsibility and doing what is morally right (because they could have done this earlier); this is giving into pressure now that your reputation is on line.

And no, this is not a case of innocent until proven guilty (which I totally support). Utsav (partially) agrees to what he is accused of and Tanmay accepted knowing and not doing anything about it.

 


Funnily enough, most of the female comedians and actresses who are pretty vocal about female empowerment and jump on to blame anyone who is even ‘accused’ of harassment haven’t said anything about this case. Kinda makes you wonder if feminism is important as long as it is profitable.

I don’t want to discredit AIB for everything that they’ve done over the years. They have given us some good comedy videos and raised many other important issues through humor. But how do you trust someone who strongly preaches one thing yet backs out when the situation actually demands it? How do you trust these woke feminists when they knowingly keep working with someone who sends unsolicited dick pics to a minor?

 

Sorry AIB, you lost my respect. And because of your actions (or rather inactions), even the good causes that you stood for will come crumbling down.

 

You need to do better AIB; ‘I messed up’ isn’t gonna cut it.

All-India-Bakchod-AIB

The Dying AIB

Back in 2010, came a group of men who made videos that were offensive, crude, pretentious but funny. They called themselves All India Bakchod or AIB for short and they made hilarious, brutally honest videos without a care in the world. Their videos reminded us of our conversations that we have with our college or school friends. Their humor was relatable and crass – exactly the type which we used. They were great and people liked them instantly. Soon they became the ‘cool kids’, and that’s exactly when everything went south.

No offense, AIB still makes a few funny videos and posts. But look me in the eye and tell me this is funny –

They’ve made it meme page. No humor, no original content, just a few brand tie-ups and brand promotion. And sometimes, in a desperate attempt to create a campaign, they do shit like #PyaarEkDhokhaHai and #BetiBachaoFuckboiHatao which is something the old AIB never did. I remember they were especially against labels like slut and whore. But I guess that’s just for women?

Oh and don’t even get me started on #PyaarEkDhokhaHai. They took a joke from Zakir Khan’s performance (the sakth launda one) and made it into an entire campaign. It was so cringey and painful to watch. I can’t believe the main guys at AIB let it go online.

What the hell happened guys? You were the guys who made Rahul vs Modi, It’s your fault, Demo and so many others…how did it come to this? Is it the FIRs? Or are a bunch of teenage girls running your page? You were the guys who brought us Roast and On Air with AIB. People are unsubscribing guys, you’ll still have followers, just not the ones who were there when it started. Don’t let yourself be just another meme page or another Buzzfeed. You’re better than this.

#OriginalLaundeLaoAIBBachao