Based in Toronto, Bassi caused an uproar when he described female international students from India as lazy and promiscuous. He went on to call them home wreckers, saying that they’re just coming to Canada to find husbands.
The outrage began in November when a woman called in to Bassi’s show, complaining about international students from India. The woman, speaking Punjabi, suggested the government limit the number of students allowed, describing the females as people who “think they can do whatever they want” and they “spread so much garbage around”.
Bassi engaged in the conversation concurring and saying that these students don’t work, and are having babies not knowing the father’s identity. He went on to say the students are in search of a guy in Canada to take advantage of, causing divorces and ruining families.
“It’s a big problem,” Bassi said.
Gurudwaras, the Sikh temples that offer free food to all in an effort to alleviate hunger, are being taken advantage of as well, Bassi said.
“You are really discouraging people who are really working hard here to make their future because they’re really starting from nothing to build everything here.” Kaur told CBC News.
“When he says that we’re not paying our bills or finding a man just to get married, that is just wrong.”