3 times stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra got in trouble

Kamra is in a fresh controversy after sharing an edited clip of a 7-year-old child with PM Modi in Berlin. But this isn't the first time he has got into trouble.

 |  4-minute read |   06-05-2022
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Kunal Kamra has been quite a vocal critic of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In one of his stand-up comedy shows, he says,”yaar mere aur Ambani ke beech mein Modi ji kya kar rahe hai. Main seedha Ambani ji ko vote kyon nahi kar sakta (What is Modi ji doing between me and Ambani. Why can't I directly vote for Ambani)," and the audience bursts into laughter

In a fresh controversy, Kamra shared a video clip of a child singing a song for PM Modi in Berlin. The clip was edited with another song from the movie Peepli Live ( 2010) and was intended to mock the PM.

In the original video, the seven year-old child sings a patriotic song, "Hey Janmabhoomi Bharat." Watch it here:

Kamra was criticized for this act by the child’s father, Ganesh Pol.

The child's father also spoke to India Today regarding the video and said he will take legal action against Kamra.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) also criticised Kamra for using a child to further his political agenda. NCPCR asked Twitter to take down the video and take action against Kamra. Though Kamra has deleted the video, the controversy around it is still not over.

Here are 3 instances when Kunal Kamra got into a controversy:

1. THE ARNAB EPISODE

In an Indigo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow, Kunal Kamra came across his bete noire Arnab Goswami. And the inevitable happened. Kamra stood up and went on to taunt Arnab. In a two-minute video he posted on his Twitter account, Kamra is heard saying to Arnab, “Here, I am asking coward Arnab about his journalism and he is doing exactly what I expected him to do.” Throughout all this, Arnab kept quiet.

Soon after he posted the video on Twitter, supporters of Arnab lashed out at Indigo for letting their passengers being harassed like this.  Indigo, later on after an investigation into the matter, imposed a six-month ban on Kamra, terming his act as offense under Level 1. Later the ban was reduced to three months.

But all through this, Kamra remained unapologetic about it.

 2. MIDDLE FINGER TWEET TO CJI

Kamra landed in another controversy in November 2020, when he mocked the then Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde. In a tweet, Kamra said, “One of these fingers if for CJI Bobde…ok let me not confuse you it’s the middle one.”

Actually, Kamra was pissed off with Supreme Court of India when it granted an interim bail to Arnab Goswami in a 2018 abetment to suicide case.

After the tweet, contempt proceedings were filed against Kamra by the Attorney General KK Venugopal for obscene and derogatory comments against the CJI.

3. APEX COURT A BRAHMIN BANIYA AFFAIR

Kamra again found himselp in hot water when a lawyer filed a plea in SC against him for calling the Apex court a "Brahmin-Baniya” affair in a show of his titled 'Be Like'.

Known for being unapologetic, this is how Kamra reacted to the plea.

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