(PCM) CNN is hearing a lot of backlash after their reporter Reza Aslan consumed human brains on live television. Aslan was filming a segment for the new CNN series “Believer” where he paid a visit to a tiny Hindu religious sect in India that still practices cannibalism.
Viewers could hardly believe their eyes when Aslan chowed down on a piece of brain on the air. We can’t believe the editors at CNN would let something like this happen. Many Hindu Americans are the most angered by the clip as they feel that CNN is “sensationalizing” Hinduism and spreading rumors and information about the religion that are just plain untrue. The Hindu sect that was featured in the “Believer” clip has less than 100 followers and the show should not have highlighted this particular sects dated customs.
Followers of the Hindu religion want us to understand that majority of them do NOT eat brains and the segment featured in CNN’s “Believer” was in poor taste, as it is not an accurate representation. The U.S. India Political Action Committees released a statement which said, “With multiple reports of hate-fueled attacks against people of Indian origin from across the U.S., the show characterizes Hinduism as cannibalistic, which is a bizarre way of looking at the third largest religion in the world”
So far, both CNN and Aslan have been relatively quite about the incident, but still appear to be showing support for the new series. You can watch the disturbing clip below, but keep in mind, it is rather graphic and not for those with a weak stomach.
CNN cut the brain-eating part out of their promo for the “Believer” episode, but we found another version that was uploaded by another YouTube user!