Indians Celebs Play Vitcim of Racism to Get Instant Fame and Cash
As famously called by a journalist, "creative manipulation" of laws of the land is a sure-shot short cut to instant media fame as well as the easiest way to freewheeling cash counters - for some Indian celebrities. Now Indian "aam janta" (The Public) took the cue from such celebrities and incorporated these trick into their preparation course before leaving the Indian shores to the ever desired 'West'. The first lessen of the course-ware - If you ever get into the wrong side of the law and get caught, howl RACISM...!!! in all capitals.
Common street beggars was the pioneers to use this PVS (professional Victim Syndrome) for monetary benefit. People with lost limbs, lepers and disfigured bodies used their deformations to earn money from the public. That is understandable and sure, it is a worldwide practice. Poverty makes desperate people to do desperate things in desperate times.
But, what is wrong with these celebrities...??!!
As mentioned in the article quoted below, the dangerous side of PVS capably shown by celebrities is that it diverts the world's attention from the genuine racist incidents and the victims.
Blame it on Shilpa Shetty. She made a fortune from a racist slur—and now everybody wants one.
On Celebrity Big Brother, the marginally talented actress was subjected to ‘racist’ jibes, notably by Jade Goody. But Shilpa Shetty had the last laugh, all the way to the bank. The insult was a huge favour. It got her powerful facetime, huge contracts, and a NASA-grade boost to a spluttering career.
Now everybody wants this smart card to fame, bucks, and legal leniency. Anand Jon is the latest to brandish it. As soon as he was sentenced to 59 years for sexually assaulting seven young girls, his mother and sister immediately pulled out the all-purpose pepper spray, and squirted the charge of ‘racism’ at the US.
They have attacked everything, from its judicial system to its fashion establishment ‘jealous of the success of a brownskinned man’. Even the traumatised victims were just exploiters doing this for ‘fame and fortune’. Yeah, everybody is guilty except the one as charged.
This is dangerous. Racism is serious business. We can’t have every Jon, Dick or Harry devalue it by crying ‘Wolf ’ so often. When the real thing rears its head, it will give the perpetrators, their supporters and even the fence-sitters a handy excuse to shrug cynically and continue regardless.
Shah Rukh Khan’s brush with the US authorities may have been in another league, but he too got his pound of martyrdom from it. Better sense—or simply the stoning blogs—prevailed, and SRK’s publicity Rottweilers slunk away. Alas the media behaves too much like the classical mob. It first screamed the same ‘racism’ rubbish, and then did a back flip, raucously pointing out that US Immigration suffered from celebrity-blindness. It didn’t spare even their own, and arguably better known, Al Gore or a Ted Kennedy. A system is a system. We may not like it, but we must submit to it. This simple fact universally eludes us. Australia was a prolonged venue. We bawled like spoilt brats for being targeted as ‘outsiders’, without once stepping out of our self-walled ghettos to wonder why. If we behave like the Ugly Indian, why should the natives not tick us off for it?