The first Indian American candidate to run for President is generating less than an enthusiastic response from those in India, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Some of the reaction on social media has been quite humorous with the hashtag #BobbyJindalsSoWhite catching fire on Twitter trending in India.
#BobbyJindalIsSoWhite he puts mayonnaise on his Naan.
— RD Copeland (@RD_Copeland) June 25, 2015
#BobbyJindalIsSoWhite that on a Zebra crossing…now you see him, now you don't…
— The Penguin (@Moskvaa) June 25, 2015
#BobbyJindalIsSoWhite that he has to be washed separately in warm water.
— Damsel in This Dress (@secondofhername) June 25, 2015
#BobbyJindalIsSoWhite that when he's asked if he's Indian, he says "Yes, I'm 1/16th Cherokee."
— JAPSPEPORJ FENWAY (@SidizenKane) June 25, 2015
“We are not Indian Americans, Irish Americans, African Americans, rich Americans or poor Americans,” he said. “We are all Americans,” Jindal said in his speech announcing his candidacy.
You can read some of the reasons people in India are reacting to Jindal this way in the Los Angeles Times.