Quantico Writer Protests ABC’s Apology For Featuring ‘Hindu Terrorists’ In The Show, Gets Roasted By Twitterati

7:23 pm 8 Jun, 2018

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Indian audience showed huge outrage over an episode of the TV show Quantico. Not only the makers but Priyanka Chopra who is doing the lead role was also dragged in the controversy. This particular episode showed that Indian nationals have hired a team who posed as Muslims to build a nuclear bomb and blow up Manhattan in the USA. However, the plan is foiled and it’s revealed that it had been a plan by India to frame Pakistan.

The plot was first pointed out by a Twitter user and it faced a huge outrage. ABC Studios, the network behind the show, issued a formal apology after the incident.

‘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. Quantico 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.’


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Priyanka Chopra kept her mum regarding the entire issue despite the fact that she is criticized too. However, the Bangladeshi-American writer Sharbari Ahmed shared her displeasure about the network issuing a formal apology. She was a writer in first season of Quantico.

 

 

She spoke out saying that network shouldn’t have apologized. Sharbari further added that no one has ever said sorry for showing Muslims as terrorists. Here’s what she tweeted:

 

 

 

Following which the desi twitter users used their special skill to teach lessons of ‘nationalism’ and ‘Hinduism’ to this former Quantico writer. It won’t be wrong to say that they roasted her brutally. Here are some of the tweets:

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

She has also called out the deep-rooted biases of the Indian audience. This is what she said:

‘Hindu nationalists are not exempt from criticism. Of course, no one had a problem when there were Muslim terrorists on season one! The nationalist groups — be it Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist — take things too personally. The world we are living in is a bit scary.’


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Do you agree with her or the Twitterati?


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