YouTuber and comic Utsav Chakraborty has found himself in the eye of a storm for multiple allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him. A well-known face in the industry, Utsav is associated with Indian comedy sketch group All India Bakchod (AIB) and was flagged on Twitter by a user after he ironically condemned the reported misconduct of Indian men on a certain cruise.
Since then, he has been slammed by many, including fellow comedians. The Twitter user who accused him said:
“Saw this on my timeline, interesting for you to comment on how Indian men harass women. Irony is still alive and thriving. Did they send unsolicited dick picks or that’s safely only your territory?”Twitter user who was the first one to call Utsav Chakraborty out.
Is That Even An Apology?
Utsav made an attempt to apologise for his actions in a long Twitter thread, but received further flak by Tweeple for what most described as a ‘nopology’.
Here is one such tweet that received quite a lot of backlash:
In his apology, the point people objected to the most was his use of mental health issues as a reason for his actions. Twitter users were enraged when the comic tried to shift the blame and pointed out the fact that his claims undermine individuals who are suffering from mental health issues.