Knowingly or unknowingly people make racists comments on one another that end up hurting their sentiments. However, when a public figure does it, it causes a massive outrage on social media. Well, similarly, a YouTuber named Paras Singh made a racial statement on Arunachal Pradesh MLA, calling him ‘Chinese’. Well, this obviously did not go well with the YouTuber who was at the receiving end of criticism. Even the director of Stree Amar Kaushik was unpleased with the YouTuber who was not only ignorant about that region of the country but also offensively expressed ignorance.
Even actor Rajkummar Rao agrees with the filmmaker and said that it is indeed unacceptable. Rao reposted Amar’s post which read, “He took to his Instagram stories Being ignorant about your own country and its region is stupidity itself, but when that ignorance is expressed offensively, it becomes toxic. We all need to call out and condemn such ignorance in one voice and make all idiots understand that it is not acceptable anymore.” For the uninitiated one, Paras Singh, who goes by the name 'Paras Official' on his YouTube channel, had posted a video on Sunday where he termed Congress MLA Ninong Ering a ‘non-Indian’ and apparently claimed the ‘state was a part of China’, thus sparking a rage on social media.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, 'a case has been registered against Paras for racial hatred and the cybercrime branch in Itanagar is investigating the matter.’ Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu even took to his Twitter handle and tweeted, “Social media account of the person is being thoroughly investigated for details about his activities. Technical resources are being employed to gather his current whereabouts. Use of Social media should be with due caution and any infringement will lead to action as per law.”
In another tweet, Khandu condemned the racial slur and said the 'video aims at inciting ill will and hatred towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh'.
Image source: Instagram/ rajkummar_rao/ YouTube/ Paras Official
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