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Indians roast Hollywood after ‘Naatu Naatu’ Golden Globes feat gets mild clap at venue: ‘Everyone knows this is racism’

Indian film composer MM Keeravani poses with the award for Best Song – Motion Picture for “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” in the press room during the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 10, 2023. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

While the moment when the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from Indian film ‘RRR’ received a Golden Globe award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday (11) left Indians in the country and abroad with endless joy, a video has surfaced showing that not many people were clapping in the ballroom after the announcement was made.

The cold response enraged many who hit out at Hollywood and even accused its people of racism.

American journalist Chris Gardner tweeted a video of the venue where team ‘RRR’ was seen celebrating the feat but not many seemed interested.

“I think everyone was expecting Rihanna or Taylor…”, he captioned.

While ‘Naatu Naatu’ beat the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga to clinch the top award, Rihanna personally congratulated team ‘RRR’ over its achievement as she walked past its table at the venue.

Many people were less forgiving and directly accused Hollywood of being racist.

Retweeing Gardner’s post, one user said, “I think everyone knows this is racism.”

Another user called westerners “nasty and classless people” and asked them to have a “decency to clap” retweeting Gardner.

“yt ppl are so hostile towards anything that’s unknown or unfamiliar to them but anyways shoutout to RRR and I’m more hype about this than I have been for any other award won by people at these shows,” said another user by the name of Sai.

“LOL @ the way Bollywood is literally the biggest film industry everywhere outside of the US but American actors live in such a bubble that they can’t comprehend barely anybody knows who they are outside of America and Europe,” another said.

“I absolutely love to see white colonizers lose at their own game,” wrote another user.

“is it that hard to just clap? zero basic human decency loser behaviour,” said another.

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