Prominent world leaders made their way to Argentina to attend the G20 Summit being held in the capital city of Buenos Aires. With the global media watching, Argentinian television channel Cornica TV was criticised for their welcome of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The TV channel compared the Indian PM to a character from the popular cartoon The Simpsons called Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Apu happens to be an Indian immigrant in the TV show, who owns and runs a popular general store in the town of Springfield.
Netizens were quick to pick up the racist jibe. Many condemned the comparison and called the act ‘disgusting’ and ‘unwarranted’.
Many also claimed that this was not the first time that Cornica TV had been guilty of broadcasting racist and discriminatory content on their channel.
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