Seemed harmless enough – Heidi was expressing a dislike for those call centre jerks that call you during dinner to compare phone line rental plans and won’t get off the phone until you hang up on them. But then, because the majority of them are Indian (Australian companies use Indian call centres to lower costs), she starts to make sweeping negative generalisations and derogatory comments about all Indians. Then she goes ahead and calls them ‘rat worshipping bastards’, when it seemed that her initial gripe was with their inconvenient time of calling and their thick accent. Finally, a ‘stupid Indians’ comes out.
And for those that think that racism hurts nobody, and that racist ‘jokes’ are okay when contained to your private Facebook profile, take a look at the Indian guy who is clearly upset by her comments. In fact, there were another two Indian guys that were at the bottom of this conversation and we excluded them because of the size of the conversation.
Can you be more offensive? Making disgusting comments about Indians on a public forum – knowing full well that there are Indians on your friends list and on your friends’ lists too.
This is probably the most mild post on our entire website and it still reeks of absolute disrespect and offense – and it is completely unAustralian. No doubt about it.