India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 16:04 IST Esha Gupta gets slammed on Twitter for a racist comment on Nigerian footballerActress Esha Gupta who was trolled for showing her middle finger on the Internet in a boomerang video last year has been recently slammed by social media for making racist comments on a Nigerian footballer.Esha, the Arsenal supporter criticised Alexander Iwobi for his performance in the recent football game in a WhatsApp conversation. She had shared a screenshot of the WhatsApp conversation on her Instagram stories.In a tweet shared on the micro-blogging site, Esha Gupta was seen expressing her racist remarks on the footballer on her Instagram story. “Solves our winger issues. I can’t see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He’s so bad ya,” read the screenshot.How do you feel about an Arsenal brand ambassador making these racist comments about an Arsenal Academy graduate? @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/Dfcpvl58mFChris (@LondonGoona) January 27, 2019According to IANS, Esha’s friend who was having the conversation with her on WhatsApp called Iwobi a “gorilla” and said that “evolution stopped for him”. To that, Esha Gupta replied, “Haha… I don’t know why they don’t bench him more.”After the backlash on Instagram, Esha had apologised on her Twitter account. She tweeted, ”Guys I am sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Sorry guys, forgive the stupidity.”Guys m sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Wallah never meant it. Sorry guys forgive the stupidity #gooner4lifeEsha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) January 27, 2019Later, she tried to clear her remarks by saying that she did not realise it was directed towards racism.advertisementShe tweeted, ”It was our frustration during the game. Sorry as I didn’t realise it directed towards racism.”Esha added, ”We laughed over the spur of the moment which was the game results. I have been the victim of racism before. This is not something I am proud of. It was a fault. Sorry guys!”It was us discussing our frustration during the game.sorry as I din realise it directed towards racism.laughed over the spur of the moment, which was the games result guys.been victim of racism myself before. But this is not something m proud of. It was a fault,sorry guysEsha Gupta (@eshagupta2811) January 27, 2019Even after claiming to be the victim of racism in the past, the actress tried to joke around it. However, this conversation was not appreciated by her fans who later slammed the actress for making such jokes.Here’s how Twitterati took the remark:to prove you’re really sorry, can u donate money to the transfer budgetBen (@BenWatsonAFC) January 27, 2019″oh that was my bad guys, the racism just slipped out a lil bit and I just put it on my Instagram by mistake lol” Kinda dumbass apology is thisDaniel Ogbonnaya (@naphtrax) January 27, 2019Wether it was or wasn’t intentional, I think you should know that apology isn’t going to fly with anyone. It looks meek and insincere.Daniel Ogbonnaya (@naphtrax) January 27, 2019Apologize to @alexiwobiE (@ErwinSlk) January 27, 2019Don’t bother. She’s not actually apologetic, just full of excuses.Anonymity (@heretocorrectyo) January 27, 2019Don’t put #gooner4life after such stupidness we don’t wanna be associated with such dumbasseryname: yega (@YEGASMITH) January 27, 2019I’m sorry you thought it was racist is the biggest non-apology I’ve ever seenhargav (@ThatIndianGuy) January 27, 2019Making Racist remarks to a Academy graduate of your beloved club after being a club ambassador and role model and trying to save yourself with that hashtag. Ironic.Subh@yan (@warriorROONEY) January 27, 2019On the work front, Esha Gupta will be seen in JP Dutta’s Paltan, Indra Kumar’s Total Dhamaal and an Iranian film titled Devil’s Daughter. Esha was last seen on the big screen in Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho.ALSO READ: Is Esha Gupta getting married to Hardik Pandya? This is her responseALSO READ: Esha Gupta shows the finger in video. Trolls call her frustratedALSO WATCH | Acting was like awakening for me, says Esha GuptaGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bynisha Tags :Follow Esha GuptaFollow Nigerian footballerFollow Racism in Bollywood Esha Gupta says sorry for racist comment on Nigerian footballer. Internet is unforgivingEsha Gupta who was last seen in the film Baadshaho took to Twitter to apologise for her racist remarks on Nigerian footballer. See the reactionsadvertisement
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