ABC Apologizes for ‘Quantico’ Episode

Postado Junho 10, 2018

Quantico is a work of fiction, ' the statement went on.

TV network ABC also posted an apology for the episode earlier this week for the episode, and defended Priyanka who has received the brunt of the criticism.

Chopra, who became the first Indian actor to play a lead role in an American TV series, portrays Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Parrish on the show, which is now in its third and final season.

ABC Studios has issued a formal apology for the episode, requesting fans to not unfairly blame Priyanka Chopra for it.

In an episode called The Blood Of Romeo, aired on 1 June, it is initially thought that Pakistanis are planning a terror attack.

The Blood of Romeo synopsis read, "When a physics professor at a major US university steals weaponized uranium, the team scrambles to find the professor and the missing uranium before it can be used against an important global summit meeting in New York City".

"That was not and would never be my intention", she added.

But recently she was criticised by Hindu hardliners for visiting Rohingya Muslims and ignoring persecuted Hindus during her visit to Bangladesh as a Unicef goodwill ambassador.

Chopra, 35, is a revered Bollywood star in India, admired for her ability to cross over and achieve success in Hollywood, which has been rare for Indian actors.

Chopra, who became the first Indian actor to play a lead role in an American TV series, portrays Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Parrish on the show, which is now in its third and final season. ABC, however, said in its statement the actress shouldn't be blamed. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", news agency Reuters quoted the ABC as saying.

Disappointment about this distasteful episode, fans of the actor took to micro-blogging platform twitter and slam her for showing Hindus and their religious symbol in "terrorists" plot.

Bhutto went on to share her talk from previous year that was centered on Muslim representation in Hollywood.