Recently, a video of bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and Jim Sarbh has doing the rounds on social media. In the video, Kangana is seen laughing over Jim’s rape joke at the 71st International Cannes Film Festival.
In a video that surfaced late Thursday, Jim is heard saying, “I’d rather be raped by 12 prostitutes than touch alcohol and the Punjabi says ‘Me too, I didn’t know that was an option.”
As Jim completed his joke, Kangana laughs. Checkout the video here:
Well, this didn’t goes well down with Twitteratis and they starts trolling the duo.
Here is how people reacted:
— Dhruvesh Shah ✨ (@dhruveshshahz16) May 17, 2018
Jim Sarbh is cancelled.
One. He made a hideous joke and included a vital thing called ‘Rape’
Two. he included ‘prostitute’ in that “I would rather be raped by 12 prostitutes…” are you freaking kidding me ? you just stated that they are as equal as Rapists ?
Go get a life man
— Fuddu (@_shruti_singh_) May 15, 2018
Dear Jim Sarbh/ Kangana Ranaut
Rape jokes are not funny. Rape is NOT a joke. If you tell or laugh at jokes about rape you are a part of the problem. https://t.co/Pk5bSB9zCr
— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@karishmau) May 15, 2018
Later, Jim Sarbh clarified that he did not intend to hurt anyone and he also considers rape as a serious issue.“First of all, I understand the environment we live in just now, in light of recent events, but more frankly, in light of events going on since the beginning of human consciousness, rape is a deadly serious issue. I treat it as such. The joke that I made is about a Priest blowing a very casual question completely out of proportion, condemning alcohol, prostitutes, and rape all simultaneously. The Punjabi (or whichever ethnicity, depending on the audience) responds to the situation by consenting to it and expressing his sexual proclivities. I personally do not find it to be about a desire to rape, or to inflict sexual violence upon another, but a subversive and comedic response to an extremely volatile sentence.” he said.
“I did not intend to hurt anybody, and I certainly do not consider actual sexual or physical violence funny.” he added.