A viral video on TikTok shows what it’s like to receive “backhanded compliments” as an Indian.
In the 12-second skit captioned “POV: U get complimented ‘for an Indian,’” TikTok user @byefarzy tells an unseen person, “It was really nice meeting you.” The voice then responds: “I must say, you’re very sexy for an Indian. Yeah, and you smell good for an Indian too.”
The creator then looks at the camera and begins to frown as the voice states “you don’t even sound like that” as a song called “Mundian To Bach Ke” plays in the background.
TikTok users were amused by the video, with some sharing similar experiences in the comments.
“I literally had a lady come into my world, ask me some questions and was shocked I was Indian. She said ‘Huh, you don’t look like the rest of them’ lol,” one user wrote.
“I experienced this at school everyday,” another user commented.
The video has garnered over 3.1 million views and 566,000 likes since being uploaded on Tuesday.