Priyanka Chopra was relentlessly trolled on Twitter after an episode of her ABC show, Quantico, featured a plot that had a Hindu character as the mastermind behind a terror attempt in Manhattan.
The right-leaning Twitter mob was pissed that 'Indians were shown in bad light' and an outpour of bigotry, hate, and general malice was directed towards Chopra's Twitter feed.
Latest episode of Quantico is about Hindu men with Rudraksh .. who are identified as Indian nationalists with knowledge of Indian government planning a Nuclear attack and blaming Pakistan and the Great priyanka chopra with FBI team stops it .. #Shame#ShameonyouPriyankaChoprapic.twitter.com/Qhyve3GOEW— Shatrughan Sinha (@AsliShotgun) June 5, 2018
If u really want to know how to become anti nationalist nd anti hindu ...don't forget to watch priyanka chopra's latest episode of Quantico..she is more dangerous thn those terrorist who hav weapons in their hands nd killing hindus..#ShameonyouPriyankaChopra 😠😠— Priyanka Sinha (@Priyank64978406) June 5, 2018
There were the usual suspects:
ABC apologises to Indians for Hindu Nationalist Terror Plot portrayed in Quantico.— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) June 8, 2018
What's holding Priyanka Chopra back from Apologising?Sell outs like her are an insult to India.She consciously consented for the act.Shame.
More power to India & Indians#JaiHind 🇮🇳💪 #Quantico
While there were some sane voices that argued that the show is fictional, ultimately both PC and ABC had to apologise.
I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I'm a proud Indian...