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"Outsourced" the TV Show is Not What India is Like
Holy Stereotype Batman!
The India portrayed by the show Outsourced is about as genuine as New York City criminals portrayed by the Batman TV show of the 50's and 60's. For those of you who have watched this ridiculous TV show, my sympathies are with you.
With the mispronunciation of names and the blatant idiocy and stereotyping, let me say that it was hard enough to sit through more than 10 minutes of the second episode. Although It was pretty hard to get through the stupidity of the idea
that you can only get meat at high end Indian hotels, I managed to keep
watching but when the hot Indian girl teaches White Boy how to "bobble" his head correctly was when I couldn't take it any longer.
Let me assure you, if you are a meat eater, there are small hole in the wall restaurants, mid grade places and even high end hotels where you can go into food comma (Kebabs Anyone?). Everyone in India is NOT a vegetarian.
Contrary to convenient western belief, India is not a country of Vegetarian Pacifist Techies or Call Center Employees. It is a country with thousands of ethnic groups, cultures and languages and the last thing we need is yet another stereotype. First it was Temple of Doom and I had to hear about how I ate monkey heads and now its this. So tired of this crap.
Some people are saying that this show is the new "Friends." If that is the case, then I suppose it is accurate. Friends seemed to show that young semi-employed twenty somethings could afford giant apartments in a New York City that was strangely devoid of ethnic people. If you believe that, you will believe anything.