After facing severe criticism over the disgusting ‘Hindu’ terror episode which tried to put India in the same league as Pakistan in her American TV series Quantico, actor Priyanka Chopra has issued an apology.
Priyanka Chopra wrote on social media:
“I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change.”
Earlier, after the Hindu terror episode in Quantico triggered a row as the Indian American community especially the Hindus never had a single case of a terrorist case against them in the USA. The U.S. television studio ABC who was behind Quantico issued an official apology and said:
“The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn’t create the show, nor does she write or direct it. The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone.”
I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 9, 2018
Meanwhile, the Hindu Indian-Americans who are known for their educational prowess and not ‘terrorism’ are still angry at Priyanka Chopra and the repercussions may be too heavy:
We will working hard to launch a full boycott of you, your advertisers, of @ABCNetwork @QuanticoTV of anyone who associates with you. Your career is finished. I am truly shocked by your hatred of peaceful Hindus. You are a pathetic idiot.
— Hindu Americans (@HinduAmericans) June 9, 2018
A lot of criticism of Priyanka Chopra is also due to the fact that many Indians have reportedly faced racism and even gruesome murders in the USA and media with its insensitive portrayal has only added fuel to the fire. Srinivas Kuchibhotla was murdered last year clearly showing just how vulnerable the Hindu community can be in the States and hence, this anger. But Priyanka Chopra is no stranger to controversies, she had to apologise earlier for her hurtful comments on Sikkim.
Meanwhile, this is what the Indian American community is actually famous for in the USA: