Desi parents have a way with words, no matter how hard you work, the standards are always set way too high.
This was proven by Megha Rajagopalan’s father! The Indian-origin journalist for Buzzfeed News, who along with two contributors, won the Pulitzer Prize, told her father about her achievement.
Am so grateful to our team, to @BuzzFeedNews, @alexcampbell & the organizations that supported us.— Megha Rajagopalan (@meghara) June 11, 2021
Most of all I’m grateful to ex-detainees who told us what happened to them inside Xinjiang’s camps. The public owes much to their courage.
Still much more work to be done. https://t.co/IEylM09S5r
And his response will leave you ROFL.
Understated Indian dad reaction pic.twitter.com/bdE7I0Kaq2— Megha Rajagopalan (@meghara) June 11, 2021
Megha’s investigative reports exposed a vast infrastructure of prisons and mass internment camps secretly built by China, for detaining hundreds of thousands of Muslims in its restive Xinjiang region. And her father’s response to it, was quite a classic desi dad one.
Desi Twitter is relating hard to her tweet:
All the South Asian immigrant dad feels on this one— Farhan Thawar (@fnthawar) June 12, 2021
Congrats @meghara ! https://t.co/dT1dm9FosL
This is the best. https://t.co/s4xsQqkW9t— Antony Dapiran (@antd) June 12, 2021
Not even an OMG Or a WOW. In any case @meghara YEAH YEAH YEAH for you. The honor of a lifetime! @PulitzerPrizes https://t.co/81ihwZBdId— Dr Joan Fallon (@CuremarkCEO) June 12, 2021
WHY ARE ALL ASIAN PARENTS LIKE THIS 😭😂 https://t.co/SNiLgJb8C5— fatty p (@tishfillet) June 12, 2021
Four sentences. Two periods. Zero exclamation marks. Marvelous.— Santa Maria (@briansantamaria) June 11, 2021
I’m dying— ahmed ali akbar (@radbrowndads) June 11, 2021
Watching desi dads be represented is such a wonderful feeling.