‘Objectifying Women’: Bhuvan Bam Apologises For Derogatory Comments In Recent Video

Many people on social media have criticised YouTuber Bhuvan Bam’s recent video, ‘Automatic Gaadi,’ for disrespecting and objectifying women. The National Commission on Women has requested that an FIR be filed against the comedian by the Delhi Police.

Bhuvan Bam, 28, has apologised for the segment of the video that caused some people to be offended. “I’m aware that a section in my video has hurt some people. I have edited it to remove that part. People who know me know I have the utmost respect for women. I had no intention to hurt anyone. A heartfelt apology to everyone whose sentiments have been disregarded,” the actor said in a tweet.

‘Automatic Gaadi,’ which was uploaded last week, has already received over 12 million views on YouTube.

On Twitter, writer Ashish Nautiyal published a scene from the film in which a character played by Mr Bam requests an automatic car model for a shot. Mr Bam utilises innuendo during the conversation to insinuate that the dealer traffics women. Mr Bam then asks his pal, “Pahadan chalegi?” (Will a model from the mountains suffice?).

After multiple people, including the NCW, noted that the video objectified women, the comic apologised.

“@NCWIndia has taken cognisance. Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @CPDelhi to register FIR & to take strict action in the matter. NCW has also written to Secy, Ministry of Electronics & IT to take appropriate action against the YouTube channel for violating the dignity of women,” read a tweet on NCW’s official Twitter account.

The four-second part of the video in which Pahadi women are mentioned has been erased.

Bhuvan Avnindra Shankar Bam, also known as Bhuvan Avnindra Shankar Bam, is an Indian comedian, writer, singer, songwriter, and YouTube celebrity based in Delhi, India. He is well-known for his YouTube comedy channel, BB Ki Vines.