A video that teaches people how to troll? We are not kidding. Here's how actor-comedian Vir Das has described his latest video on his YouTube Page as "Dedicated to internet trolls of all shapes and sizes. Thank you for your daily abuse, your hollow threats, your blatant sexism, and your beautifully funny hatred," said Das, adding that he was (obviously) being ironic.
From asking the trolls to choose their targets carefully, to dividing them between neat, hilarious and beeped-out-word kind of categories, Das' observation of the chronic troller is astute and hilarious. Especially when he describes a troll as, "Your face is an egg, your mouth is a gutter and you have (such) a desperate need for attention that you'd never get through your own achievements."
Dividing trolls into blind followers of a particular (political) leader and those who deliberately target actresses and more recently, meat eaters, Das' interpretation of an internet troll seems to have come from personal (and painful) experience.
What with the public figures suffering from all sort of abusive language and irresponsible arguments, Das' new video, titled, Trolling 101 might just have come at the right time.
Recently, Bollywood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha were harangued on Twitter for their tweets around the controversies surrounding the meat ban imposed in Mumbai for four days during the Jain fasting season of Paryushan.
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