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Just cheap! A popular comedy show makes fun of Tannishtha Chatterjee’s skin colour

So, actress Tannishtha Chatterjee was recently invited to the popular comedy show ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’. She was accompanied by her ‘Parched’ director Linaa Yadav and was told it was going to be a ‘roast’ show.

However, what was supposed to be a humorous roast turned out rather insulting as the host found only attribute in Tannishtha to laugh about; her skin colour.

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Funny? No, it’s not. Offended and angered, the actress took to Facebook and wrote a long post on the ‘jokes’ on her complexion were rather mean and how everyone fails to understand that these so-called jokes are actually an outcome of age-old prejudices and one’s stereotypical notion about beauty.

“I soon realized that the only quality they found worth roasting about in me was my skin tone. It began with “aap ko jamun bahut pasand hoga zaroor… kitna jamun khaya aapne bachpan se?” Tannistha writes.

“I tried to explain why this is not personal and it is a larger issue about what our mindset is. And why cracking jokes about deep biases in our society is irresponsible. And that it is not a question about apologizing to me, but propagating this idea and continuing with this mindset in the name of comedy is what is hugely problematic, especially because it is a popular show on a nationalized Chanel,” she adds.

Read her full post below:

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