Nobody is more dangerous than a bunch of offended Indians. If you don’t agree, ask Snapchat CEO.
Latest victim to Indian outrage is ABC Studios that owns spy-thriller TV series ‘Quantico’ starring Priyanka Chopra.
In case you missed the controversy, here’s what happened. In their recent episode titled The Blood Of Romeo, they featured a storyline that showed Hindu nationalists planning a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan to frame Pakistan. However, it didn’t go down too well with Indians. The fact they showed India as a terrorist country offended a lot of people on the internet.
But unable to uninstall any app, people decided to direct their anger at Priyanka Chopra. She came under heavy Twitter troll-fire. As people were appalled that Indian ~actor~ Priyanka Chopra agreed to ~act~ in a ~work of fiction~ that disrespected India.
In protest, people launched a campaign to boycott Samsung.
Indians decided to boycott all Samsung products until they removed PeeCee as their brand ambassador. “If we can make her a star, we can take her down as well,” said the user on Twitter who initiated #BoycottSamsung campaign.
People also requested Minister of Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore to not air the episode in India.
Succumbing to offended Indians, ABC network issued an official apology to Indian fans. “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,” ABC said in a statement to Washington Post.
“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 story-lines 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.”
Quantico is going off air after its current season. It was recently cancelled by ABC network following low ratings.
Although season one opened to a massive response and high critic ratings, but quality and hype soon fizzled out. Third season will have just 13 episodes.