Hasan Minhaj Is Going Viral Because of This Old Video Comparing His and Dax Shepard’s Looks

by Jeremy Spirogis
Hasan Minhaj in Vanity Fair

Twitter has resurfaced a clip from Hasan Minhaj’s lie detector check performed by Vanity Fair. In the hilarious video, the Patriot Act host solutions awkward questions on his private life, like which of his dad and mom he likes extra and if he thinks he’s an excellent brother.

He solutions the questions with straightforward honesty and humorous explanations, as per ordinary, however one query about Dax Shepard led to him detailing Hollywood’s magnificence requirements for males of coloration vs. white males. And the second is now going viral on Twitter.

Hasan Minhaj in Vanity Fair's lie detector YouTube series (left) and Dax Shepard (right) | YouTube/Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.
Hasan Minhaj in Vanity Fair’s lie detector YouTube sequence (left) and Dax Shepard (proper) | YouTube/Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, Inc.

Hasan Minhaj’s lie detector check video got here out in December 2019

Vanity Fair’s lie detector sequence has been round for a number of years, with stars like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Jennifer Lawrence, Will Ferrel and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Colin Jost and Michael Che collaborating. The Daily Show alum’s episode of the favored YouTube sequence got here out Dec. 13, 2019.

The sequence has had its share of viral moments, like when Keke Palmer didn’t know who former Vice President Dick Cheney was. (“Sorry to this man.”) It went immediately viral. Now, 11 months after it debuted, Minhaj’s clip can also be trending on social media.

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Hasan Minhaj and Dax Shepard rated one another’s seems

The query was impressed by Minhaj’s look on Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast in May 2019.

“When referring to your good looks, this man, Dax Shepard, called you a nine out of 10,” the Vanity Fair interview mentioned. “Does it bother you that he didn’t call you a 10?”

“No,” Minhaj responded. “I think that he was going way too high.”

“Do you know how you would rate him?” the interviewer requested.

As Minhaj replied, “That’s not fair. OK, you guys really did your research for this because you had to listen to the podcast. I would give Dax—I have to give a number?—6.5, seven.”

After the interviewer teased that The Morning Show actor’s reply was harsh, Minhaj dove into the subject of Hollywood magnificence requirements.

“OK, Dax is part of a thing where, in show business, there’s this whole movement of approachable white dudes, whereas like, with men of color, it’s like Idris Elba, Henry Golding, Zayn Malik or—you work in I.T.,” he defined. “There is no middle.”

“You know how there’s a whole class of white dudes, like just schlubby white dues who went to high school with me but now made it in showbiz?” he added. “There’s no that [for men of color.]”

“You gotta be Daniel Dae Kim ripped,” the 35-year-old added. “You can’t ever have bread or cereal.”

Then Minhaj was requested if he thinks he’s hotter than Shepard.

“Do I think?” he hesitatingly replied, “Yes. But I will not get the same opportunities that Dax does. I’m so sorry Dax, I’m really sorry.”

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Twitter beloved Minhaj’s honesty about magnificence requirements for males of coloration

The clip, regardless of being virtually a 12 months outdated, made the rounds on Twitter on Monday, Nov. 23, after one Twitter consumer shared the video with the easy caption, “help.”

“I was trying to explain this to a friend the other day, but Hasan did it better and caused Dax Shepard to lose a full night of sleep in the process,” one Twitter consumer mentioned in response to the video.

Chimed in one other, “Yup, the black actors/entertainers considered heartthrobs are usually built like pro athletes. (especially if they’re dark-skinned.) but white boys could be built like n95 masks and still get that status. (nttaww being built like a n95 mask. i’m just saying. hasan ain’t lying.)”

As one other Twitter consumer mentioned, “I don’t know what brought this on. But Hasan is 100% right on all points, especially the schlubby vs elite thing and opportunities given each. I didn’t know who Dax was before today, but 6.5 is totally fair (I Googled). Also…. need that Daniel Dae Kim photo/gif/video PRONTO.”

And as one consumer joked, “Dax Shepard’s somewhere sitting on Kristen Bell’s lap wondering what he ever did to deserve this.”

Of course, Minhaj himself famous he meant no shade to Shepard. His commentary was in regards to the actuality of being a person of coloration in Hollywood. And it’s opened up dialog on the vital subject, which is just about what Minhaj’s Patriot Act spent its whole run doing.

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