In India, we love papad, but we also love samosa, banana chips, biryani, and a million other things. You can't just go and make songs about them.
(I mean, we have jab takk rahega samose mein aaloo, tera rahunga o meri Shalu but that's different).
In a clip that's doing rounds on the internet, a group of foreigners is shown grooving to a song titled Papadum.
They are accompanied in this creative adventure by an Indian woman, who must have dragged herself into doing this because of peer pressure. Just look at her.
Anyway, the funny/offensive thing about the song is, well, the entire song; because its lyrics go something like this:
Papadum. Papadum. Papadum. Papadum.
Imagine someone getting paid to write this. The horror! (Also, where do I send my CV?)
Anyway, apart from papadum, they cover another topic that Indians are passionate about. No, not Salman Khan yaar. It's cricket.
In a very interesting portrayal of the sport, one of the actors, just swings the bat while creepily saying papadum.
While looking up the song on the internet, I found out it was made in Australia and for kids (no shit).
Its purpose was some cultural representation thing which obviously backfired, and the reactions are now pouring in on the same.
The Indian version of Get Out is bone-chilling https://t.co/2eVAaIbAc9— Samit Basu (@samitbasu) October 22, 2020
when they ask if I can “dial up the accent a bit more” https://t.co/87YHfMt71i— Arka Das (@thearkadas) October 22, 2020
LMAO THE ACTUAL SOUTH ASIAN LOOKS TRAUMATIZED WHTA IS THIS SHIT https://t.co/x47rGNRXl9— shreeni | 📌 (@louvfl) October 22, 2020
Look at this clownery 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/O6Wf5mHK8X— Inbaraj Anak Malaysia 🇲🇾 (@Inbarajs) October 22, 2020
Papad and the Indian girl, imma get u out of there https://t.co/Qt4voyGYnV— hanbin day (@ningyjm) October 22, 2020