Kannada Actor Upendra Faces Intense Backlash Over Insensitive 'Dalit' Remark; Issues Apology After FIR

FIR has been filed against Upendra in connection to his comments, highlighting the potential consequences of his words

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Kannada Actor Upendra Faces Intense Backlash Over Insensitive 'Dalit' Remark; Issues Apology After FIR
Upendra, a popular Kannada actor, has found himself on the receiving end. A controversy erupted following a recent Facebook Live session, during which he made insensitive remarks against the Dalit community. Now, an FIR has been filed against him in connection to these comments, highlighting the potential consequences of his words.

Following this an FIR has been registered at Chennammana Kere Achukattu police station, underscoring the gravity of the situation, reported Free Press Journal. 

The incident occurred while the actor addressed his political party Prajakeeya in the online session when he made a statement that sparked outrage. He was quoted as saying, "If there is a town, it inevitably will have Dalits."

Responding to the backlash, the actor removed the video and expressed, "Change can happen only with innocent hearts. I wish that innocent hearts join us to speak up. Their suggestions will be beneficial as they won't speak carelessly or insult someone."

He also acknowledged the existence of individuals who engage in negative comments and urged them to ignore them, comparing them to the presence of Dalits in every town.

Unfortunately, the remarks did not go well with netizens and it sparked protests by a pro-Dalit organization in Ramanagara, Karnataka. The organization members were seen burning Upendra's posters as a symbolic protest against his statements.

Recognizing the severity of the situation, Upendra took to his social media accounts to address the controversy and apologize for his words. In his statement, he explained that his comments were made "accidentally" and that he promptly deleted the video after realizing its impact.

He conveyed, "I apologize for my statement," acknowledging the hurt sentiments and aiming to mend the damage caused.

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