Aziz Ansari's return with stand-up 'Right Now' marks the end of his self-imposed TV exile following #MeToo allegations
While many claimed that he should not be named among the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner, some believe that he too exercised male privilege and deserved the flak he received after an unidentified woman alleged he had forced her into engaging in sexual activity
Directed by Oscar-winner Spike Jonze, 'Right Now' will mark Aziz Ansari's return to Netflix a year-and-a-half after the #metoo scandal, and the trailer for it was released on July 2. While it is exciting to see the admittedly funny comedian back in action, it also begs the question if the world is actually ready for Ansari to return to action, especially since he is best known for "woke content", which looking back seems a little hypocritical.
He was among the men who were called out during the #MeToo era, polarizing the whole movement. While many claimed that he should not be named among the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner, some believe that he too exercised male privilege and deserved the flak that he received after an unidentified woman alleged that Ansari had pressurized her into engaging in sexual activity.
Since then, Ansari has come out and spoken about the night's events, claiming he had assumed everything between them was consensual. "It made me think about a lot, and I hope I've become a better person," he said at a comedy club in New York in February. "If that has made not just me but other guys think about this, and just be more thoughtful and aware and willing to go that extra mile, and make sure someone else is comfortable in that moment, that's a good thing," he said.
It does seem like he has become a better man since the incident, and it seems like his fans are excited to see him as well. One wrote in the comments section of the trailer, "I'm very happy you got out of tv jail Aziz. Now, can you please for the love of God make another master of none season?" Another wrote, "I can't wait for this special Netflix. But...but Where Is MASTER OF NONE SEASON 3?"
In fact, the thing that most people are concerned with is the return of his Netflix series 'Master of None'. Clearly, the world is ready for more content from Ansai and an overwhelming majority seem to believe that his TV exile needs to come to an end.