As soon as Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced he was running for president, progressive comedians pulled out the long knives to smear him with racist taunts.
Jindal, son of immigrants from India, during his announcement said, “And I’m done with all this talk about hyphenated Americans. We are not Indian-Americans, Irish-Americans, African-Americans, rich Americans, or poor Americans — we are all Americans.”
That was too much for many, particularly Indian comedians associated with progressive websites. They took to Twitter to attack.
The left-wing Huffington Post contributor Suprateek Chatterjee tweeted:
#BobbyJindalIsSoWhite that his first instinct when the DJ plays Sukhbir's 'Ishq Tera Tadpave' is to do the Chicken Dance.
— Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) June 25, 2015
Brooklyn comedian, Hari Kondabolu tweeted:
The Indian equivalent to "Uncle Tom" will now be "Uncle Bobby." #bobbyjindalissowhite
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) June 25, 2015
Actor Aasif Mandi tweeted:
— aasif mandvi (@aasif) June 24, 2015
BuzzFeed’s senior foreign editor Anup Kaphle tweeted:
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) June 25, 2015