I saw YouTube ablaze with that video (and mirrors) today. I tried to read the names like they would be pronounced in Korean (like the news anchor did) because I thought "nah, there's no way that misinformation/"prank" got through the filters. How does no one catch this?
It's not entirely unprecedented. I remember watching television some years ago and seeing an ad for Burger King (a national ad, mind you, not a local one) that featured an Indian foreign exchange student having lunch with his college friends, talking about how much he was enjoying being a student in America because Burger King's burgers, being flame-broiled, were so much better than the fried burgers that were the only kind they had back home. I was absolutely thunderstruck that that commercial could have gone thru the entire production process, from conception at the ad agency, thru scriptwriting, casting, filming, editing, reviewing, and finally airing, without one single person noticing what an indescribably stupid error the whole concept of the commercial was based on. I assume it must have come up pretty quickly after so many millions of people saw the ad, because I only ever saw it the once... in all likelihood, the ad got pulled promptly after it started airing, and everyone who was involved probably started looking for nearby kitchen sinks to wash the egg off their faces. To this day, I still can't believe it.
I take it the rub is that an Indian was talking about beef, when he presumably should not be eating beef? If that's it, maybe he was a Mooslim?
But seriously... I work with an Indian who identifies as Anglo-Indian
. He and I have talked about the genesis of anglo-indians, their role in colonial India etc. They eat meat with a vengeance. This guy hunts, kills, and in no way considers himself anything like a Hindu (Indian). Quite fascinating. If he is representative of other Anglo Indians, they might go out of their way to set themselves apart.
Also, let's not forget Lester Patel, who worked at the BuyMore*. He was a Hinjew from Canada. I assume he could put a hurttin' on some curried brisket.*Chuck... again