Youtuber Bhuban Bam apologises after video draws flak for 'objectifying women'
New Delhi/IBNS: YouTuber Bhuvan Bam has landed himself in a pool of controversy with his latest video 'Automatic Gaadi', the content of which according to many on social media disrespects and objectifies women.
The National Commission of Women (NCW) has asked the Delhi Police to register an FIR against the comedian YouTuber.
Bhuvan Bam, 28, has issued an apology saying that he has removed the part from the video which hurt some people.
"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 utmost respect for women. I had no intention to hurt anyone. A heartfelt apology to everyone whose sentiments have been disregarded," Bam said in a tweet.
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 utmost respect for women. I had no intention to hurt anyone. A heartfelt apology to everyone whose sentiments have been disregarded. @NCWIndia— Bhuvan Bam (@Bhuvan_Bam) March 31, 2022
Uploaded last week, 'Automatic Gaadi' already has garnered over 12 million views on YouTube.
In a snippet of the video, shared by writer Ashish Nautiyal on Twitter, Bam could be seen playing a character asking for an automatic car model for a shoot.
During the conversation, Bam uses innuendo to imply that the dealer traffics women. Bam then asks his friend "Pahadan chalegi? (Will a model from hilly areas do)."
The section didn't go well among several social media users, including the NCW, which stated that the video objectifies women.
“@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 dignity of women,” read a tweet on NCW's official Twitter account.
The four-second section mentioning 'pahadi women' has now been removed from the video.
Bam is a Delhi-based YouTuber who is popular for his channel titled 'BB Ki Vines'.
He has also appeared in web series such as TVF Bachelors, Titu Talks, and Dhindora.