Akshay’s beard affects millions!
Guess what the latest controversy is….no no…it is not female infanticide, poverty, starvation, or even the lack of leadership in a developing nation. It is…hold your breath….the size of Akshay’s beard in his move “Singh is King”
Apparently, the wise elders of community are concerned that Akshay’s non-beard in the movie will cause young Sikhs to be influenced and trim their beards off. I mean…how do they even come up with such things? Is there a committee that is appointed to watch movies and see how they can make a fuss over it? And before angry Sikhs start throwing tomatoes at me (sigh…I STILL think loads of people read my blog even if the blog stats say otherwise), every community has their attention grabbing committee working overtime.
Do you really think a rich tradition that has survived 100s of years will be influenced by one movie? Of if a particular tradition is losing popularity because it can no longer be related to, do you really want to make a zombie out of it instead of letting it die a dignified death? And why, oh why, don’t the directors have the backbone to stick to their movies? Apparently Akshay hurriedly went and grew a beard to appease the elders.
Have you read Ayn Rand’s “Anthem”? I think that is exactly where we are heading. A society that does not respect individuals, forces a norm and strips you of your dignity. When humans are the walking dead. And where a few **** heads get to decide how you should behave and lead your life. And what are we doing about it? Oh…we are just hurrying them along.
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