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Whitey? You Khan-t!??

Had a good chuckle about the silly fan reaction to Star Trek character Khan Noonien Singh being portrayed by actor Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Star Trek: The Darkness’.

Fans, American Sikhs and Garrett Wang (Star Trek Voyagers Harry Kim)  have cited the decision to cast a white actor in the role as “whitewashing”. Really??

Let’s consider the following:

  • According to the original Star Trek back story, Khan is said to be from the Asian continent and be of Mongolian descent.
  • Khan was originally played by Ricardo Montalban in the Star Trek TOS episode ‘Space Seed’  (1967) and Star Trek II – The Wrath Of Khan (1982).
  • During the 15 years that takes place in between ‘Space Seed’  and TWOK, Khan inexplicably changes in appearance from being a Mexican with boot polish fake tan, to being an aged Mexican tribute to David Coverdale??
  • My Surname is Krishnan and I am not very brown.

So what ethnicity would you consider Khan to be in the first place???

I would ask “Why does Khan HAVE to be played by a Sikh or someone with dark skin??   All because his surname is Singh???

What bollocks!

The World is still a very narrow minded place isn’t it folks?


Kevin Krishnan
O.I.D.B.N.B.S.C – ‘Of Indian Descent But Not Brown Skinned Council.

Kirpans and broomsticks

I got asked today what my opinion was regarding a quote taken from Sir Mota Singh QC.

Sir Singh, a Sikh high judge, feels that children of the Sikh faith should be allowed to take a Kirpan (religious dagger) into schools or public places without fear of arrest.

My first thought was not about the holy dagger situation, but that I realised I’d become something of a ‘we’ll ask Kev because he’s half darkie and it won’t be racist’ soundboard; especially in Indian matters.

To be honest; It just seems rather stupid?

However, for the sake of discussion I pondered the issue a little more and began to consider the argument ‘against’ more than ‘for’.

The Constitution of the United States of America gives Americans the right to carry firearms; by the same standards, surely Sir Singh would allow Billy Bob Triggerfinger to carry his six shooter around London Zoo?

What about Jim McTight of the clan Mcdonald; should he be allowed to browse the paint section of B&Q whilst carrying a dirk to complete his traditional attire of kilt and sporran?

As with most things, I googled it. It turns out that many Sikhs do not carry the Kirpan in India; those that do are certainly not allowed them onto planes.

Bearing that in mind; is Sir Singh just being a bit of an awkward sod?


I distinctly remember an occasion where a Sikh man was openly running down a street in Southall (London) brandishing a sword and chasing a Muslim. Made the local news and everything it did!

Religious sabre rattling always makes me nervous, purely because it evokes the immortal words from George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ in my head.

“Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others”.