Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Munmun Dutta issues an apology for using casteist slur in a video

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Babita aka Munmun Dutta recently grabbed the headlines for her video on YouTube. She used the word ‘bhangi’ in a video. It didn’t go down well with a section of people and Twitter users started trending #ArrestMunmunDutta after the actress used a casteist slur in the video. In the video, where she interacted with her fans, Munmun talking about her make-up, said, “Lip tint ko halka sa blush ki tarah laga liya hai because main YouTube pe aane wali hoon aur main achha dikhn chahti hoon. Bh***i ki tarah nahi dikhna chahti hoon.”

After facing the wrath of netizens, Munmun issued a statement where she apologized for using the word ‘bhangi’. She wrote in her post, “This is in reference to a video that I posted yesterday where in one word used by me has been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent to insult, intimidate, humiliate or hurt anyone’s feelings. Because of my language barrier, I was genuinely misinformed about the meaning of the word. Once I was made aware of its meaning I immediately took the part down. I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our Society or nation.”

Munmun concluded her post by saying, “I sincerely would like to apologize to every single person who has been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word.”

Take a look at her post here.

This is the video of Munmun Dutta that has gone viral on social media.

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