Not just domestic violence, Kartik Aaryan approves of many vicesLast updated on Apr 22, 2020, 05:08 pm
Kartik Aaryan just turned screenwriter and director for a short film.
Unsurprisingly, the clip, much like his movies so far, openly approved of misogyny and even made a mockery of domestic violence.
But the real problem is that this isn't a one-time gaffe. Kartik is a history-sheeter.
Here's a brief history of times when Kartik was as (or even more) problematic than his films.
Beat 'em up for making bad food, teaches Kartik "Sir"
In a recent video, dear Kartik "Sir", displeased with his sister's cooking, appears to be "jokingly" beating her up and throwing her from the balcony. No kidding!
The lesson? If your sister or wife or just about any woman makes a bad roti, the punishment should be nothing short of death.
That's the kind of manhood we need in our already insensitive society, right?
Here is Kartik's "funny" video
Clearly, Kartik doesn't read much; he's too busy with TikTok
Now, of course, the poor lad isn't aware that domestic violence is an open secret in our society.
Also, he doesn't know the cases have risen sharply during the lockdown period, when women have to perpetually live with their abusers.
Could someone tell this man if he ever runs out of video ideas again, he could just go take a nap? That'd be nice!
Perhaps, he gets all that knowledge from the mighty memes
Now, it has become pretty difficult to understand whether Kartik's problematic onscreen characters influence his thoughts, or it was just his real self all along?
Quite recently, he had said he does movies where "women have defects".
Taking a U-turn, he then claimed he was simply reading out a meme.
"I don't believe in such things. It's not me," the ever-woke actor clarified.
And some more
Toxic masculinity? Yes daddy!
In similar vein, Kartik, whom advertisers seem to adore anyway, featured in a commercial where he displayed fake abs.
But awful visual effects weren't the only problem with the advertisement.
The actor had literally no qualms about stereotyping men (based on their body hair), and promoting toxic masculinity.
Evidently, he doesn't need a 2-hour film to make his mark.
That's Kartik's brilliance for you!
Kartik's movies are not any less problematic, by the way
Further, Kartik's connections with such problematic products are long-held.
He has done plenty of movies such as the infamous Punchnama series and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, where women are shown to be abusive and manipulative.
A more recent release, Pati Patni Aur Woh was hugely criticized for carrying a marital rape "joke".
After backlash, the "so-called joke" was molded.