Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party Advertisement is hilarious, yet sexist

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In an attempt to make citizens of New Delhi feel better about their lives, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government released a new TV ad highlighting the government’s achievements — which apparently include perpetuating sexism. The main character in the two-minute ad, which can be found on YouTube, is a housewife who spends her day cooking, grocery shopping, and calculating household expenses while her husband sits on the couch watching TV and drinking tea she prepared him. In another scene, she is thrilled to receive a power bill that’s much lower than usual, even though reality is that Delhi’s power tariff increased 6 percent earlier this week. The ad continues to show a post AAP-victory scene where autorickshaw drivers are so honest that they always turn on the meter, causing one YouTube commenter named Debudada to say, “tell me which Delhi auto wala goes on meter, all are fraudsters.” The ad closes with the wife cooking for her husband and asking viewers not to take or give bribes. According to The Times of India, the advertisement will run for about a week, and fortunately most commenters seem to view it as comic relief.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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