Hasan Minhaj is not just riding the wave of Late Night Shows.
He may be the hottest of them all right now.
With his Indian heritage and Muslim religion, his humour, insight and analysis of the world is unique.
In a recent episode of Patriot Act on Netflix, he turns his attention to the world of Fast Fashion.
Amongst a scathing attack on the world’s consumption of clothes – one of the world’s worst sources of pollution – Indonesia makes an appearance. Obviously.
Who doesn’t love it when Hollywood gives a shout out to the archipelago?
Unfortunately, this time, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.
The Citarum River, one of Java’s most important rivers, is synonymous with the devastation that the textile industry can do to water ways.
In the episode, Hasan cites an Aljazeera interview with an Indonesian textile lobbyist, who jokes that perhaps polluting the river could be a good thing…
“In 50 years we (the residence along the river)… can be X-Men”.
Revealing the blasé management of the Citarum River’s health is one part of an excellent, entertaining and multi-faceted dissection of Fast Fashion’s causes and effects.
Watch the moment Hasan Minhaj exposes this Indonesian Textile Lobbyist on Patriot Act…