2017 was a year of nationwide awakening to the sorry state of the country. We witnessed our public figures go full throttle on stupidity, spewing senseless statements and subjecting us to dumb shit.

Ranging from sexist comments to downright stupid statements, here are some of the most ridiculous statements made in 2017:

1. Mangal Pandey defending Patna institute's demand for declaration of virginity from employees:

2. Subramanian Swamy's conspiracy theory regarding Dera Chief's conviction in rape case:

3. Sakshi Maharaj trying to reason for the convicted rapist Ram Rahim:

4. Saif Ali Khan while enlightening us with the true meaning of nepotism:

5. Abu Azmi brainlessly chalking up an explanation for molestation:

6. Tarun Vijay's absurd defense against racism:

7. Shah Rukh Khan laying out his very real trouble with nepotism:

8. Azam Khan's insight after the Taj Mahal controversy:

9. Rakhi Sawant schooling us on the fruitless outcome of her arrest:

10. Pahlaj Nihalani apprising us with his contribution to the censor board:

11. Rahul Gandhi directing us towards the right way to fight dynastic succession:

12. Sharad Yadav's dimwit preaching regarding importance of voting:

13. Siddharth Malhotra's pressing concerns during Haryana's violent protests:

14. Vinay Katiyar giving us history lessons with these claims:

15. Alpesh Thakore revealing the secret to PM Modi's fair complexion:

16. Satyapal Singh educating us on wedding do's and don'ts:

17. Kirron Kher's ignorant victim shaming in the Chandigarh rape case:

18. Ajit Pawar's ridiculous remark on protesting farmer's demand of dam water:

19. Mahesh Chandra Sharma illuminating us about the piousness of our national bird:

20. Varun Dhawan's ingenious logic behind prevailing nepotism in Bollywood:

Well, hope 2018 is kinder to us.

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