Teacher in India apologizes after video of him threatening to beat student over her BTS fandom goes viral

  • A video of a teacher in India has gone viral for showing his aggressive verbal tirade toward a BTS fan. 
  • Siddhartha Mishra, a teacher from the online education platform “Physicswallah,” ridiculed a student after she asked in the live chat if any of her peers like BTS. 
  • In the video, which was posted on Monday, Mishra can be heard saying, “If you don’t eat food, BTS would not come to your house to feed you.”
  • He also says that if the student were not a girl, he would have grabbed her collar and slapped her so that she would not be able to say BTS.
  • ARMY was quick to condemn Mishra, who later posted an apology on his Instagram saying he took his comments too far.

A video of a teacher in India went viral for showing his aggressive verbal tirade toward a BTS fan.

Siddhartha Mishra, a teacher from the online education platform Physicswallah, grew irate after a female student asked in a live chat if her peers like BTS, prompting many other students to respond. 

In the video, Mishra can be seen stopping his teaching to ridicule the student, saying, “If you don’t eat food, BTS would not come to your house to feed you” and “If you were not a girl then I would have grabbed your collar and slapped you. Your cheek would have swollen, and you wouldn’t say ‘BTS.’ I would’ve punched you so hard, your nose would start bleeding. But since you’re a girl, I cannot do such a thing. Only if you were a boy.”

ARMY was swift to express concern for the student on Twitter. 

Mishra posted an apology video on Monday on his Instagram.

“Hi kids, you guys might remember that recently I was taking a class, and a kid there was commenting ‘BTS ARMY’ repeatedly. So, I scolded her. In fact, I might have scolded her a bit too much,” he reportedly says in the video.

“Recently my mom, dad, wife, and family saw that video, and they said, ‘Yes, that kid was doing something wrong, but did you need to scold her to that extent?’” he continues. “They made me realize that I shouldn’t have scolded her that much. So, kiddo, wherever you are, I am sorry. I take my words back.”

“But you also need to understand that we teachers can’t even afford to spend time with our families,” he adds. “We spend the entire day making PPTs, taking classes, and recording classes. You guys are not in front of us, but we figure out your thought process anyway — where you might have a doubt or where you might feel confused. We try to give you the maximum benefit of our classes without you being physically present there.”

Mishra concludes the video with his point of view of the situation.

“We try to keep the atmosphere light and give our full concentration on teaching you. But in this situation, when you leave such comments, ‘BTS ARMY,’ or anything else, imagine what the other kids might feel like. They might be posting their genuine doubts, but the teacher probably misses them,” he says.

“So, from that end, kiddo, you were wrong. Yeah, I was wrong, too; I shouldn’t have scolded you that much. For that, I take my words back again. And when it comes to BTS, dude, I respect music. BTS are really good. They have done so much hard work in their field, in their industry. So, I have no reason to defame them. And I want all of you guys to achieve the same level of success in your own fields as BTS. Alright, kids?”

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