the love guru offends hindu commnity

The trailer for Mike Myers' new comedy The Love Guru premiered a few months back, and man... it looks awful. Just astoundingly bad. Myers stars as Pitka, "an American who was left at the gates of an ashram in India as a child and raised by gurus." So it's not technically a white-dude-in-Indian-makeup, but it might as well be.

Pitka apparently goes to the U.S. to seek fame and fortune in the world of self-help and spirituality. Hilarity supposedly ensues. But based on the trailer, I don't see much to laugh about. It's completely littered with cheap, stereotypical jokes. And as expected, it's got some Hindu communities up in arms about The Love Guru's comic portrayal of their religion: Myers Upsets Hindu Community.
Actor Mike Myers has sparked controversy in Hindu communities for "lampooning" the religion in his new movie The Love Guru. The 44-year-old plays Guru Pitka in the upcoming film and repeats the mantra of "Mariska Hargitay" - inspired by the American actress - as his calming technique. But Hindu leader Rajan Zed has accused Myers of stereotyping the culture, adding the movie "appears to be lampooning Hinduism and Hindus." Studio Paramount Pictures has agreed to a preview of the movie for Hindu leaders prior to its release. A spokesman says, "Love Guru, which is not yet complete, is a satire created in the same spirit as Austin Powers. It is our full intention to screen the film for Rajan Zed and other Hindu leaders once it is ready."
Surely, Myers and Co. should've expected this reaction. Stereotypes aside, I cannot stress enough how fantastically unfunny this movie looks. Watch the trailer here, and decide for yourself. I just can't get over it. The Love Guru is expected to be released on June 20. I can guarantee you I will not be watching this movie.

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