Priyanka Chopra has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons for some days now. Recently, her show Quantico showed Indian nationalists planning an act of violence in Manhattan so that they could put the blame on Pakistan for this.
This portrayal of Indians in a poor light was quite objectionable and Twitterati tore apart the show and the actress and made up mind of boycotting both.
After much uproar on social media, Priyanka took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to express her sense of apology and said that she was never intended to hurt anyone’s sentiments, adding that she is a proud Indian.
Here’s what she wrote,
“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.”
Check out her tweet:
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
People don’t seem to be in the mood to accept Priyanka’s apology and this is how Twitterati slammed her for the tweet:
The same girl who won miss world title for India didn't even feel bad when she was asked to be a part of anti Indian episode of #Quantico ? How is this possible ? Only money and fame can ruin people this badly 👎👎
— Sheetu 🌼 (@itssitu) June 10, 2018
But we are not proud of you…and this will never change
— Arnab (@arnabdas82) June 10, 2018
U will never be a proud Indian. U r just a businessman who can do anything for her business. We dont need your words.
— Mukesh Kushwaha (@mkkushwaha71) June 9, 2018
After this episode ,she got lots of love from Pakistan, so many Pakistani came defending her ,now she should shift to pak to show them further compassion
— शशांक वर्मा (@SHASHANKSVERMA) June 9, 2018
तुम लोग हाई फाई काल गर्ल हो, पैसे के लिए बिकने वाली, मै तुम्हारा प्रशंसक था, लेकिन अब प्रियंका नाम से ही घृणा होने लगी है.
— Bk Mishra (@Bk143i) June 9, 2018
So, u r sayin' that u didn't know the script before acting in it coz if u were 'Proud Indian' then u wouldn't have agreed to act in the first place. #farzipatriotism
— Nitish Bhardwaj (@NitishB32018405) June 10, 2018
It's a very easy thing to say sorry and shrug off the responsibility.
Another day you would be back to demeaning, demonizing India and start projecting how likes of Pakistan are innocent and boon on Humanity.
— Satish Singh (@Satish_Singh2) June 10, 2018
Heap the gutter trash kind of insult ,
for a few dollars more, on the country,
which made you star & issue a good for nothing apology,
— shakthi (@ersakthivel1) June 10, 2018
You read the episode, rehearsed it and then shot for it for many days. How can this be a mistake. This apology is as bad as your show
— MeghaSharma (@crazyabtsrk) June 9, 2018
U left akshay kumar for Amrish puri's money and your Hindu values for some dollars.
— अंकित जैन (@indiantweeter) June 9, 2018
This is a ridiculous tweet. You’re not even apologizing. You make it sound like Indians are hurt, which is not the issue. The issue is you have denigrated peaceful Indians, especially Indian-American Hindus, who have NEVER had 1 single terror case. You lied.
— Hindu Americans (@HinduAmericans) June 9, 2018
ना ही तुम दुखी हो ना क्षमाशील/शर्मिंदा और ना एक गौवान्वित भारतीय. तुम सिर्फ़ एक मौक़ापरस्त इंसान हो. तुम्हारा दिखावा तुम्हारी ग़लती को बदल नहीं सकता.
If that was not your intention then what was your intention…???
Its nothing more than #DamageControl .https://t.co/gOmfWUE9eY
— GAURAV DUTT (@GDuttTweets) June 9, 2018
Before Priyanka, ABC Studios’ producers also issued an apology on Saturday, regretting to step into “a complex political issue”, adding that their intention was not to hurt or offend anyone.
The statement read:
“ABC Studios and the executive producers of ‘Quantico’ would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, ‘The Blood of Romeo’. 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. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series.”
Here’s what they said about the show which according to them is a work of fiction,
“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.”
What do you have to say in this regard and Priyanka’s apology? Let us know your views.