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ABC sorry for ‘Hindu terror’ plot in TV show

June 09, 2018 06:11 AM


ABC sorry for ‘Hindu terror’ plot in TV show

US television studio ABC has apologised to Indian fans of its crime drama “Quantico” after an episode featuring ‘Hindu nationalists’ trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot sparked online outrage against Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra.

“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,” said Walt Disney-owned ABC in its statement.

“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,” ABC said.

After the recent ‘Quantico’ episode, Chopra has faced online attack, and even some calls to boycott her work and the brands that she endorses, including South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co.

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