Kunal Kamra’s “roast” falls flat among CarryMinati fans
Kamra’s video has gained close to 3 million views in less than 24 hours, with 2 lakh likes and around 8 lakh dislikes.
On Friday, stand up comedian Kunal Kamra uploaded a video on his YouTube channel titled, “Aaja Beta Carry Teko Roast Sikhaye!” (come, Carry, let’s teach you how to roast). The 11-minute video was a reaction to a recent video by Youtuber CarryMinati, who became the center of attention when his video on the YouTube vs. Tik Tok controversy became the most liked video in India. In the video, Kunal Kamra pokes fun at Carry’s style of humor, saying, “Carry, this is just to tell you, roast karne ke liye joke-writing aani chahiye. Zor se b******a bolna roast karna nahi hota” (You need to know joke-writing to roast someone. Loudly yelling b******a doesn’t qualify as roasting)
The video uses clips from Carry’s older videos along with a character animated drawing of Kamra telling the jokes. He also calls out Carry for making fun of the poor and using derogatory slurs like ‘meetha’ and ‘beti’ to insinuate someone’s effeminate style of clothing/behavior. He calls Carry a cyberbully.
Ever since the YouTube vs. Tik Tok debate has erupted, many people have come out online to talk about how the YouTube roasting community has been homophobic, classist, and hateful towards Tik Tok creators and users. On the other hand, fans of famous YouTubers like CarryMinati and Lakshay Chaudhary have defended the creators by saying that it is harmless roasting.
Kamra’s video has gained close to 3 million views in less than 24 hours, with 2 lakh likes and around 8 lakh dislikes. Loads of comments can be seen under the video, criticizing Kamra of being unfunny, overusing sound effects, and dissing Carry for views. #kunalkamra was trending on Twitter, with tweets making fun of the comedian.
Kunal Kamra was embroiled in controversy earlier this year when he heckled journalist Arnab Goswami and received a flight ban from various airlines.