Raghav Juyal has found himself in the midst of a controversy over his racist video. He can be seen using words like ‘momo’, ‘ching chong’ and ‘gibberish Chinese’ to introduce contestant Gunjan Sinha. Apart from netizens, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had posted a tweet condemning the episode and had said that ‘racism has no place in our country’. His tweet read, “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condemn it unequivocally.”
The episode in which he made those comments also features Madhuri Dixit, Tushar Kalia, Dharmesh Yelande, and guest Remo D’Souza. Fans have also criticised these celebs for not condemning Raghav’s remarks.
Now, Raghav has released a video in which he has spoken on the issue. While he has apologised for hurting sentiments after the backlash, he said that people should watch other episodes to know the full story. "It's unfair and not good for my mental health to see this short clip without the right context. When this contestant came to the show, she announced that she had a talent of speaking Chinese. My performance was based on that," Raghav said. Have a look at his video bewlow:
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He urged everyone to watch all the episodes in which Gunjan was featured and not judge him on the clip that has gone viral. He added that they can call him a racist after seeing the other episodes if they feel like. “Internet khali hai, aap log bhi khali hain.”
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