We live in a country where comedians like Kunal Kamra and Varun Grover are often hunted by people involved in politics and even the authorities are after them. Why you ask? Well, it is because these comedians use their stage to talk about serious social issues in a funny way.
Over the years, Kunal Kamra has been quite controversial because while talking about social issues, Kamra likes to make fun of a lot of important people and the prime target of them all is our prime minister Narendra Modi.
Is Kunal Kamra Wrong?
All he does is that he takes a topic that affects the people of our country and presents it funnily. For example, his video about demonetization went viral and in the video, all he spoke about was how it was poorly planned decision and shared his personal stories on how he had to wait in line at the ATM and while doing this, he made fun of Modi and BJP and 'mazak mazak mein' he spoke about how the government uses soldiers fighting in Siachen as an excuse for everything. Kamra has the right to speak his mind freely and that is what he did. There is nothing wrong about criticizing the government with comedy but our leaders and elders think otherwise.
Mobbed, lynched and evicted
Imagine pointing out a problem like a mob lynching and making jokes on it and then actually being held by a mob that threatens you to issue an apology. That's exactly what happened to Kamra in 2018 when he was cornered by a group of people who found his jokes on Modi and Hinduism very offensive. He was even asked to vacate his apartment because of the political hate he had gathered!
When Kamra was mobbed, the video of his encounter with the mobsters went viral and this is when a lot of people spoke up about how freedom of speech in India is questionable.
Did Kamra spark hate against Modi?
Technically, Kamra just put out stand up comedy videos where he criticised the system and spoke about all the bad things that he has to go through. So basically he was just describing what he observed. We are pretty sure that he wasn't the only one to have noticed that there is something wrong happening, it was just that he was the first guy who spoke about it. The hate was already there and Kamra just showed people that social media is a really good platform express that hate.
Fame and Fans
Over the years, Kunal Kamra has become one of the most sought after comedian in India. His social media is filled with memes and content criticising Modi, politics and politicians, religion and other everyday things. His followers really dig his content and relate to it and that doesn't mean that Kamra has started a cult of Modi haters.
Think of it this way. Kunal Kamra's page is the ideal place to find someone who has a mutual interest if you don't like Modi so much!