Raghav Juyal is making headlines for a controversial reason. A video of him received criticism from many including Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for being 'racist'. The video shows Raghav introducing a contestant from the state with a monologue featuring words such as 'momo', 'ching chong' and 'gibberish Chinese'. After being called out, Raghav shared a video and apologised for hurting the sentiments of people. He captioned it as, "Clarifying the misunderstanding. To all my NORTH EASTERN friends."
In the video shared by Raghav on his social media, he said that people should understand the context of his interaction with the contestant, Gunjan Sinha. He said that he not only respects people from the region but has also stood up for them.
He further mentioned that the child had told the creatives that she can speak Chinese, which was largely gibberish. She termed it as her talent. He added, "Towards the end of the show, I decided to speak in a similar way to introduce her in one of the episodes. It has been an inside joke on the show and one shouldn't judge us with just that clip." ALSO READ:Dance Deewane 3: Raghav Juyal Reveals The Reason Behind His Exit From The Dance Reality Show
He further apologised to people in case he hurt them. Juyal also urged everyone to watch the entire show to understand the intention behind the joke.
Earlier, the Assam CM in his Tweet called the act 'Shameful and totally unacceptable." Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, "It has come to my notice that a popular reality show 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 condem it unequivocally."
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 condem it unequivocally.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 16, 2021