Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai and actor Priyanka Chopra have been the butt of jokes in the popular comedy special.
American comedian Hasan Minhaj, who became famous on Daily show and Patriotic actreleased a new comedy special The royal jester on Netflix in early October.
During one segment where Minhaj was “candid” with the audience, he admitted that he doesn’t follow Ms Yousafzai on Instagram, despite the Nobel Peace Prize laureate following him.
“Malala [Yousafzai] follows me on Instagram and I don’t follow her,” he said in a special message.
After watching the clip, Ms. Yousafzai posted a poll asking her followers if she should unsubscribe from Minhaj.
Most of her followers said they didn’t even know who Minhaj was, while many urged her to unfollow the comedian.
She later confirmed that she had unfollowed the comedian, saying: “I’m not following that person anymore.”
Taking advantage of the controversy, Minhaj released a fake news video breaking the whole saga.
“Sorry Malala, follow me. But I don’t know if I will follow you. I’m so shallow,” he said in the clip.
Priyanka Chopra has stopped subscribing to Minhaj
Hassan Minhaj and Priyanka Chopra in 2017.
Hollywood and Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra joined Ms. Yousafzai in unfollowing Minhaj.
“The same girl, the same! @Malala. I guess he prefers the trivial to the funny,” Chopra wrote in her Instagram story.
Notably, Minhaj took aim at Chopra’s marriage to Nick Jonas in his routine.
“Priyanka Chopra’s wedding was fake. Why can’t we say that? Who Marries Nick Jonas Without Irony?’ – joked the comedian.