US TV station removes remarks after protests from Hindus
Chicago: An American television station that
sparked an outrage among the Hindus by using the term "weird"
to describe their deities in a sports commentary, has removed
"objectionable" content from its website after protests from
The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC
Chicago website yesterday titled `Why a 3-1 Blackhawks Loss
Isn`t So Bad`, detailing Nashville Predators beating Chicago
Blackhawks 3-1, said Predators were "swallowing up space like
some weird Hindu god".
The television station removed the commentary from its
website within few hours the content perturbed the Hindu
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada
today, thanked NBC for showing responsibility and maturity for
taking quick action and for having an understanding for the
hurt feelings of Hindu community. It was a step in the right
direction, he added.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism,
in a statement yesterday, had earlier said that about one
billion Hindus worldwide worshipped their deities almost on a
daily basis and labeling them as "weird" was highly hurting
their feelings. He had asked for immediate removal of
inappropriate words from the NBC Chicago website.
NBC Chicago is owned by NBC (National Broadcasting
Company), a division of NBC Universal headquartered in New
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