Last year, video of a Pakistani woman going on an abusive rant in Hindi while answering a journalist’s question spread like wildfire on social media
Originally from Pakistan, the aunty dominated social media for her anti-establishment interview to a news reporter. The video surfaced in India after people used her slogan in memes and jokes.
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While everyone had a good laugh at the aunty’s take on the government, the flipside of the story isn’t all that happy.
According to reports, the Gormint aunty’s family members said that the video clip has ruined their family.
“Everyone makes fun of my mother. We have stopped attending family events because people, instead of enjoying the family functions, shift their focus on my mother. We have had many altercations with our relatives and neighbours over the issue. As a result, no one comes to our house anymore,” her son told Pakistan’s Samaa TV
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Her son even explained his mother’s fit of rage during the interview “My mother is very short-tempered. She hurls abuses whenever her blood pressure is high and she doesn’t even realise what she is saying.”
“She uttered whatever came in her mind when the TV vaalay (people) came in our area that day because she was extremely angry and her blood pressure was also high,” he added
“We are unable to find suitable matches for our sisters now. Even my father and brother become the target of jokes whenever they go out.” her son told the media house.
The Pakistani woman’s rage wasn’t actually made fun of, the expletives she used unabashedly was humorous for sure, but it resonated the anger that thousands had over the corrupt governments.