Having faced a backlash on the social media for making racist remarks against Nigerian footballer Alexander Iwobi, Actress Esha Gupta acknowledged her mistake in not understanding the undertone of racism. She says it will not be okay to be called a racist ever again because she is not.
Esha said, “Wrongfully accused, I clearly mentioned in the chat that ‘Oh! he should be benched’… People don’t understand words like ‘gorilla’ and ‘monkey’ in India. We don’t even know that it means anything racist… I know so many parents who call their children bandar lag raha hai yaar (looking like a monkey). It does not mean that they are saying in a racist undertone.”
Friday, 08 February 2019 | Pioneer