Priyanka Chopra took to social media today to share her displeasure with one particular Quantico episode! The actress made sure to not only apologize but also slam the chapter titled The Blood of Romeo that aired last week.
A lot of fans who tuned in to watch the drama were offended by the way Quantico portrayed Indian terrorists.
The problematic episode which aired on June 1, had FBI agent Alex Parrish (played by Priyanka), derailing a terrorist attack by a group of Indian nationalists.
In the storyline, they were trying to blame the attack on Pakistan, mere days before an India and Pakistan summit.
In response to the backlash, Chopra tweeted: ‘I am extremely saddened and sorry some sentiments have been hurt by the recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologize. I am a proud Indian, and that will never change.’
In addition to her social media post, ABC also talked to ET, releasing the following statement: ‘ABC Studios and executive producers of Quantico would like to extend an apology to the audience members who were offended by the most recent episode, ‘The Blood of Romeo.’’
‘The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who did not create the show, nor does she write or direct it. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series. Quantico is a work of fiction,’ the statement went on.
‘The show has featured a number of antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case, we involuntarily and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was not our intention to offend anyone.’