FLESH FOOD TV presenter eats HUMAN BRAIN during filming of documentary on Aghori-a hindu serct
Reza Aslan ,a Muslim TV presenter ate cooked human brain with a group of cannibals in India – before one of the flesh-eaters got mad and started flinging his own POO at him.
In an episode of Believer, a six-part CNN series on spirituality, US religious scholar Reza Aslan meets with the Aghori, a nomadic Hindu sect in India.
The interview went south and one of the mystics turned nasty
The group believes that nothing can taint the human body and rejects the Hindu caste system, which deems certain groups of people untouchable.After Aslan has bathed in the sacred Ganges river, an Aghori scholar smears the ashes of a cremated body on his face and he is given alcohol served in a human skull.The Aghori mystic poos in his hand as the documentary makes look on horrified
He said: “Want to know what a dead guy’s brain tastes like? Charcoal.”Soon after the interview turns nasty and one of the cannibals tells the presenter: "I will cut your head off if you keep talking so much."Then the guru begins eating his own poo - and then flings it at Aslan and his camera crew.Aslan told his director: "I feel like this may have been a mistake."
Reza Aslan is a religious scholar and was filming a documentary about spirituality
The segment drew anger from some American Hindus, who claim it portrays their religion in a negative light.
Indian American Shalabh Kumar, a top supporter of the US President Donald Trump said, called it a "disgusting attack on Hinduism".
In a tweet, Kumar said: "Hinduism has been attacked because a large number of Hindu Americans supported Trump during the election campaign."
Aslan took to Twitter to defend the show, saying: "This is a show about the Aghori not Hinduism."Tulsi Gabbard, American politician and a practicing Hindu, took to Twitter to express how the first episode of CNN’s Believer with Reza Aslan found “sensationalist and absurd ways to represent Hinduism”.
The series premiered on Sunday, 5 March. In the episode, Aslan explores the facts and myths behind the Aghori, a mystical Hindu sect, known for extreme rituals.
After the episode was aired, many Indian-Americans have expressed their displeasure at the show’s depiction of Hinduism.