Famous Desi People Want You to Vote

This week I tweeted about how we need to get Desi famous folks to make a “Get Out the Vote” PSA for November 2nd’s election. I’ve brought this up before on Sepia Mutiny on how the only voting PSA I was able to find with a Desi person is from the infamous Sunny Leone.

Well, the famous Desi folks have heard my appeal. Ok, they may have been working on this PSA before I tweeted at them. Aziz Ansari and Kal Penn (along with other famous people) are featured in the below Funny or Die video which I stumbled upon at 99Problems.org.

Like Aziz says, “Do you realize how motivated stupid people are? Work up a little energy. Go vote.” Along those lines, I’m dressing up like the Chai Party this Halloween as I go Trick or Voting for my campaign. Does anyone have costume ideas?

And just in case you needed a reminder…

Famous Desi people! Infamous Desi people! Non-famous Desi people! I want to see your videos telling the South Asian American community to get out the vote! Kthxbye.

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21 thoughts on “Famous Desi People Want You to Vote

  1. Shouldn’t the joke be reverse now–”even if she’s American”? Making fun of Canada got played out about 4 years ago..

  2. I thought about dressing up as a (immigrant) burglar with a stash of remnants from the American Dream. A house, a fancy car, white picket fence all in my garbage bag. ‘

    But I do like the Chai Party idea…

  3. well being a non american allows me to use this extra gifted ten minutes i have to watch the Ms Leone Voting add twenty times. :D

    • Sunny Leone was surnamed “Malhotra”, and she can speak Punjabi. She was on Howard Stern, and she was talking extensively about what it means to be a Sikh, her family’s moving from Canada to California. Plus, you know that she’s authentically Indian because she’s hot and only bangs with white guys.

  4. I got news for Aziz, stupid people always voted in these elections.

    lol @ “teabagger”. May be you should check out Sunny’s choice of “partners” and the fact that she worked for notorious Vivid before insinuating someone is racist.

    The only Desi that has a shot of being elected is that tea bagger Nikki Haley.

    Again, why do Desis vote for Dems?

  5. “I am sure most everyone would guess that ho is Mexican rather than Indian.”

    I dunno…Aziz is pretty candid about his flavor of brown. Glad to hear he’s getting some, though.

  6. Last I remember of Sunny Leone was when she was on Howard Stern during Ja Rule era, 2002 or 2003. She was going off making fun of her dad’s side. And howard stern’s staff kept making fun of sikhs, saying how they would never hire anyone with a turban etc.. now I guess the desi bandwagon is a cool thing she wants to be part of it.

  7. “Definitely not Indian.”

    wiki:

    Leone was born Karen Malhotra in Sarnia, Ontario to Punjabi parents from India.[7] Her father was born in Tibet and raised in Delhi, while her mother (who died in 2008[8]) was from a small town named Nahan in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh.[7][9]

  8. “She was on Howard Stern, and she was talking extensively about what it means to be a Sikh, her family’s moving from Canada to California. Plus, you know that she’s authentically Indian because she’s hot and only bangs with white guys.”

    I’ve been doing some research and concluded there’s too few datapoints. Sunny films crossing the well-defined line dividing porn from hollywood are so rare that frankly she’s only a money shot or two away from being a fake porn star. I’ve notified Porn Set Veterans for Truth. At best she’s in Paris Hilton’s league. Jenna Jameson considers her the Booby Jindal of the pornstar identity.

    I did however come across pics of her with dave navorro and russell peters. it looks like they were on a date or something so perhaps she favors brown. So don’t count yourself out yet, BostonM.

  9. “perhaps she favors brown. So don’t count yourself out yet”

    I am going to watch Sunny in the video repeatedly till she convinces me to vote.

  10. Is it okay if I voted for Tehmeena Afzal? I think she can give Sunny Leone a run for her money.