Vir Das is an Indian comedian- actor, who rose to fame from standup comedy and later came into Bollywood with famous movies like Delhi Belly, Badmaash Company and Go Goa Gone.
Vir Das entered the international stage with his special broadcast which became an instant hit worldwide.
On the occasion of Holi 2020, Vir Das decided to remind people of not using colours on animals, which was a fair tweet since one is concerned about animals.
Annual reminder. NO COLOUR ON ANIMALS TOMORROW PLEASE.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 9, 2020
I'd try to explain to you how stupid that is, but I'm worried you're contagious. Your dog doesn't understand why his skin itches, give him a bath soon please. https://t.co/DSYpZPhDTs— Vir Das (@thevirdas) March 10, 2020
But The internet was quick to point out the hypocrisy in his tweets…
Annual reminder of your hypocrisy too. pic.twitter.com/63vJfsw0SQ— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) March 10, 2020
People went a little deeper to point out how much Vir Das loves animals and cares for them as per his tweets.
Reacting to which, people said…
Hypocrisy of highest level pic.twitter.com/EJw5fkjGBv— secular_king (@KingSecular) March 10, 2020
When Vir Das said no colour on animals then he does mean that no colour in gravy because colour is carcinogenic— Math scholar (@Mathematics_007) March 10, 2020
No color on animal please— मोनिका गुप्ता 🇮🇳 (@monicavaneet) March 10, 2020
Because Vir Das taste would get little change pic.twitter.com/qcyUZcepSp
I will wait for a similar message on eid from you.— Rahul (@imrahulindia1st) March 9, 2020
Clearly, the underlying message was being not perceived, as things took a turn and left Vir Das stranded in the middle of the hypocrisy.