What's the fuss about Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal's tweet from 11 years ago?

#Parag Agrawal, #Twitter, November 29, 2021

Parag Agrawal was appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Twitter on Monday.

Parag Agrawal, who took over as the new head of Twitter, shot from relative obscurity as the platform’s technology expert to becoming the latest India-born talent to lead a US tech giant.

Even as he is the most-talked about person on Indian internet, a section of online users has dug out a tweet of his from over a decade ago, even before he started working at the social media giant.

The now-viral tweet is from 2010, in which Agrawal quotes a comedian from US television show, The Daily Show, where the latter speaks about racial and religious stereotypes.

This tweet which is currently going viral among the right from Twitter’s new CEO is him quoting a Daily Show segment that aired that night about stereotypes.

It’s a joke about absurd stereotypes, not a factual statement. https://t.co/hhIdXTSiOHhttps://t.co/9bFtGrfExW

— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) November 29, 2021

“’If they are not gonna make a distinction between muslims and extremists, then why should I distinguish between white people and racists (sic)’,” Agrawal had posed, quoting what comedian Aasif Mandvi said on the show.

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