Big News: ABC Studios Apologises For Hindu Terror Plot In ‘Quantico’ ; Read Their Entire Statement
Priyanka Chopra-starrer ‘Quantico’ faced a lot of online backlash after its latest episode featured Indian nationalists attempting to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot. The plot sparked online outrage against Priyanka, who plays the pivotal role in the series. The online outrage has led U.S. television studio ABC to issue an official apology to its Indian fans.
“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.
After the latest episode aired, Priyanka faced online attacks, with some of her followers even threatening to boycott her work and the brands that she has been endorsing. According to a report by Reuters, some others even called on the government to black out scenes where Chopra holds up sacred Hindu prayer beads as evidence that the plotter in the episode, planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York, was an Indian nationalist.
“The myth of Hindu terror, by a fake story, enters American television with the help of Priyanka Chopra. Would any Pakistani actress betray Pakistan or Islam the way she betrays India and Hinduism?”, David Frawley, a Hindu scholar based in the United States, tweeted.
In the statement, ABC further stated,
“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.”