In current news, the whole nation is up in arms against our dear Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, for stating that homosexuality is unnatural and a disease. People are tweeting their protest, putting up status messages calling him a fool, creating events saying “Get well Soon, Health Minister”, celebrities are giving quotes left, right and centre about how he is wrong in saying something like this, and how sexuality is each individual’s preference.
I agree with all of this.
But aren’t we forgetting something vital?
This is the very same guy who said that people should start watching television in order to exercise birth control (sheer genius, this one). This is the same guy who said that one small girl was solely responsible for spreading the swine flu in Pune in 2009. He is also the same guy who advocated smoking on screen, saying that cinema hardly influences people in real life.
See what I’m trying to say?
Clearly, he’s been missing his 15 seconds of fame and wanted to be back in the limelight. Maybe he figured, “What nonsense!! Enough of this Ramdev drama! Everyone’s talking only about him! I HAVE to turn the attention on to me. Now… What should I say this time that’ll put me in the spotlight for a few days? Birth control, check. Smoking on screen, check. Swine flu, check. Hmmm.. Eureka!!! Homosexuality!!!”
In a few days, he’ll issue a public apology, and then, just like the other matters did, this will also fade into oblivion.
Till he comes out with his next gem.
Actually, I’m kinda waiting to see what he’s gonna come up with next.
That’s all in today’s news. This is Spaceman Spiff signing off. Have a good day. *smiles intellectually and looks into the laptop importantly*