Amidst a sea of controversies about the AIB Knockout, comedy group All India Bakchod has finally spoken up! Silencing all critics, they posted a perfect response to all the controversies on their Facebook page.
Here is the unedited version of their Facebook post:
â€œI may not agree with you, but I will defend to death my right to get offended. How dare you? Baahar mil.â€ â€“ Desi Voltaire
Letâ€™s just all take a deep breath. Theyâ€™re just jokes. Unfunny, crass or whatever you want to call them, theyâ€™re still just jokes. The AIB Knockout video has been taken down. While weâ€™d love to claim that itâ€™s because so many people watched it that it broke YouTube, the truthâ€™s a little sadder.
First things first; no one person or force forced us to take this video down. This is not something thatâ€™s happened because of a 3 am phonecall or a morcha at our front door or a gunman on a grassy knoll. Under the circumstances, this is us being pragmatic. Allow us to explain.
People whoâ€™ve been following our work will know that weâ€™ve always tried to experiment with content be it on Youtube or a live comedy show, with the sole intent of making people laugh and/or think. AIB Knockout was another such attempt to try something new and bring the roast format to a country where celebrities arenâ€™t often known to laugh at themselves. To our pleasant surprise, we managed to bring together consenting adults who were willing to be made fun of by other consenting adults in a crowd full of (wait for it) consenting adults. And if weâ€™re honest, it was a phenomenally entertaining evening. Were the jokes repetitive? Crass? It didnâ€™t matter because they happened in the spirit of irony and good humour. It was just liberating to be able to say those things, things that people have thought in one form or another privately for years. A lot of the laughter that night came from that spirit (thereâ€™s your answer, people who wondered why everyone was laughing at terrible jokes).