When Anupama Chopra decided to address the elephant on the panel, the fact that sexism exists was visible as she was the only female comedian invited to the panel discussion about sexism.
Film Companion, a magazine helmed by Anupama Chopra was quick enough to bring into our notice that there was no female comedian in the 14 Stand Up Specials crafted by Amazon.
The Internet went gaga with opinions and stands after this:
No never we have no sexism in comedy we ain't got time for that. What? Just one woman comic on this panel - so? SO?! https://t.co/2djIgfgrsr— radhika vaz (@radvaz) May 29, 2017
If you want to know if there is sexism in an industry, start by having more than one female from that industry on your regular panel.— Kaneez Surka (@kaneezsurka) May 29, 2017
And Aditi made sense when she said, "there is a lack of investment in young women comedians. I'm not the only women comedian in the country. But these guys have been making money for a while, and that just came to me a year ago, properly."
Well, here follows the next move of the game. Rival of Amazon , Netflix, has signed Aditi Mittal for a speacial called 'Things They Would'nt Let Me Say'. So, while others talk about the male domination in the industry she just got herself an international platform to make people giggle. In the press release Aditi said,
"Having a platform like Netflix is a dream come true for anyone in entertainment and comedy today. Even while I give this quote for the press release I have to pinch myself to confirm that this is real. The journey of this show has been absolutely exhilarating. I hope Netflix fans all over the world will enjoy the show as much as I have in making it."
The show will debut on the video-streaming giant on July 18 to its over 100 million members across 190 countries globally.
And just when that was not enough we were served with some more dose of sarcasm:
Aaand @awryaditi gets her own Netflix special "Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say"! Fantastic news. And a sweet clapback to Amazon, methinks :)— Maanvi (@MaanviNarcisa) June 12, 2017
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