Deepak Chopra was interviewed on CBC Radio a little while ago about the controversial Paramount movie, The Love Guru, starring Mike Myers.
In that interview Chopra suggested that Hindus should not overreact to Myers’ brand of humor, which, he said, operates on the first and second chakra levels.
Chopra said that only a few “Hindu Fundamentalists” were offended, implying that the number of offended Hindus was relatively small compared to all Hindus.
And protesting the movie, Chopra claimed, will only make more people want to go and see it.
Chopra also said that he doesn’t get offended by things any more:
If your faith can be shaken by a joke then it’s another cover up for insecurity. I mean, come on, if you can’t take a joke that doesn’t say much about your faith.” » Q: The Podcast Monday June 23, 2008
Hindus offended by the film, however, have not given up on their worldwide campaign.
Here are some of the most recent headlines:
- Hindus upset over France giving “The Love Guru” a “U” rating and call for movie’s boycott
- Hindus give Ireland-wide boycott call against “The Love Guru” movie
- Hindus want a Hinduism video and booklet to be included with “The Love Guru” DVD
- Hindus give UK-wide boycott call against ‘The Love Guru’ movie
- Hindus upset over inability to appeal against Finland Film Board’s rating of “The Love Guru”
- Boycott call of “The Love Guru” movie gathers strength in Australia
- Protesting Hindus cannot appeal against Singapore Censors rating of “The Love Guru”