Racist scene should be removed from film Fashion currently available on Netflix.

Racist scene should be removed from film Fashion currently available on Netflix.

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Shahreen H started this petition to UTV Motion Pictures and

If you are Bollywood fan, you may remember the movie Fashion starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas. The movie released in 2008. It was a critically acclaimed film about a small town girl aspiring to be a successful fashion model. The film was produced by UTV Motion Pictures.

This petition is to remove the racist scene where Priyanka Chopra's character’s negative spiral hits a “rock bottom” when she wakes up one morning next to a Black man. This is her character’s lowest point. She shows the expression of disgust while the camera diligently focuses on his color. This is an example of pure racism. 

We demand that UTV Motion Pictures and Netflix to take down this racist scene. 

South Asians have a role in fighting racial injustice.  South Asians (including Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis) must start with confronting our sustained racism towards black people. South Asians’ anti-black racism is now at the point where it is not even noticed anymore; it’s so entrenched that it’s become part of the fabric of our society.

Fashion is currently on Netflix and the scene under scrutiny here is at 1:57.

Additional Resources below on how South Asians must take responsibility for change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_FE78X-qdY

https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/george-floyd-devdutt-pattanaik-dig-at-priyanka-chopra-fashion/

 

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