CNN's Reza Aslan Devoured By Critics For Indulging In Cannibalistic Rituals With Controversial Hindu Sect For His New Special!
If Reza Aslan only had a brain, he probably wouldn't have eaten one to exploit a barbaric sect of Hinduism during the most heated political climate in decades.
The religious scholar is facing biting criticism after he ate part of a cooked human brain with the Aghoris of India as part of his new CNN show.
The backlash came after the 44-year-old teased a clip of his new show Believer, a six-episode "spiritual adventure series" exploring the world's most mysterious and fascinating religious groups.
Aslan previewed his meeting with the Aghoris — a sect of Hinduism that worships Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction — who have been known to eat human flesh, drink urine out of human skulls, and smear themselves with ashes of corpses.
The TV host partook in some of these cannibalistic rituals, including eating human brain tissue, and teased his unconventional snack in a Facebook post on Sunday: