Hasan Minhaj’s 'emotional truth' is threatening an artist's responsibility to facts
The New Yorker magazine’s article on Hasan Minhaj’s ‘exaggerated’ lies is part of almost every elite WhatsApp group. On X (formerly Twitter) the article, and the follow-up conversations going around. But, what really happened?
The Amerian magazine points out how Minhaj’s stand-up materials fabricate, exaggerate, and sometimes outright lie about certain anecdotes, and events for dramatic or comic effect. His last stand-up The King’s Jester, is a remarkable stand-up special where he deals with how fame impacted his personal, and toxic reality of social media obsession. I would recommend you to read the primary article. It is daunting.
There were certain anecdotes which were dramatic, and very impactful. And, some were really hilarious. However, the catch here is that most of them might not have happened. I remember quoting some of them to my friends, thinking that happened for real. But, they didn’t. Or, they didn’t happen as they were narrated.