The Love Guru


Who was offended? Hindus


What was their beef? A Nevada-based Hindu leader kicked off the protests against this film when the first trailers began playing in the spring. But in a twist on the normal offend-and-boycott cycle, another Hindu group, Navya Shastra, launched an opposition to the protests against the movie. Their argument was that years of hypersensitivity had resulted in a public turned off to the religion and that educated people could draw their own distinction between comedy and the actual religion. What they didn’t expect was that educated people could also tell the difference between a good movie and a bad one. “Love Guru” bombed with critics and audiences.


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