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12:00 AM, April 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:30 AM, April 18, 2020

#RealTalk: Young girl insults countrymen’s inflated sense of patriotism

Protestors bay for blood; demand lockdown on all kinds of speech

A young girl yesterday insulted the overblown sense of patriotism of charged-up-by-March folx all across the country by daring to ask a Caucasian man if he knew where Bangladesh was located. 

During an impromptu interview with a, let's be honest, very B-list Hollywood star, the young girl started the conversation by accurately asking the American star if he had heard of Bangladesh or was confusing it with its neighbouring country.

A clip of the interview ignited a firestorm on social media, where most people hang out now since the quarantine was imposed.

"How dare she insult me? Now this Hollywood star will think we are so stupid. We cannot allow foreigners to think badly of us," Pundit Alam, a commentator on FaceCrook, said.

"She should be burned at the stake," another reactionary commentator said.

Meanwhile, filled with bloodlust as per the usual with these people, hundreds gathered at Shaheenbagh demanding an end to all unsupervised speech that Bangladeshis can have with foreigners, especially those that tan easily.

"We must not be allowed to speak to foreigners without being given talking points. Not everyone is like me, an eloquent speaker who can translate to other nationals how amazing we Bangladeshis really are. Not everyone can have intellectually stimulating conversations like I can," Atel Biswas said, adding that he would never ever be starstruck either.

"No. That is a ludicrous suggestion. Why would anyone be starstruck? Our deshi girls should have some shame and they should just not talk to foreigners at all. They can call me instead," Atel said.

Ever since the lock down, people across the country have become quick to take slight. Earlier, they were really mad because some comedian made it to some list made by an organisation seeking validation from a younger demographic. Before that, they were outraged after sitting through some guy's lewd dance for 30 or so minutes, even though no one had really asked them to.

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