Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah fame Munmun Dutta aka Babita Ji slammed for ‘casteist remark’
Actress Munmun Dutta received immense flak over her recent YouTube video as netizens accused her of making a 'casteist remark'.
- On May 10, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) fame Munmun Dutta received flak on Twitter over 'casteist remark'
- She is popularly known for playing the role of Babita Iyer in the sitcom TMKOC
New Delhi: Munmun Dutta, popularly known for playing the role of Babita Iyer in the sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has come under scrutiny for a comment she made in her recent YouTube video.
In the video, Munmun was seen telling her fans that she put on make-up after a long time as she wants to look good on YouTube and not look like a 'bhangi' - a word that is used in a derogatory manner against individuals belonging to a lower caste.
Twitterati slammed her for making a 'casteist remark' and tagged their tweets with the hashtag #ArrestMunmunDutta which went trending on the micro-blogging site.
Netizens took to Twitter to claim that Munmun is 'dangerous to society' and accused her of 'openly using casteist slurs and dehumanizing a whole community'.
Have a look at their tweets:
Request @NCSC_GoI @thevijaysampla sir to please take Cognizance so that @moonstar4u to be booked immediately in #SCSTAct pic.twitter.com/NfTd3zthFc — Mohinder Pal Chalia (@mpchalia) May 10, 2021
UC celebraties like @moonstar4u, normalise casteist slurs & Casteism in Society. Shall not tolerated!
Unconstitutional & shall be booked under SC/ST act immediately. #ArrestMunmunDutta pic.twitter.com/yrLY5RElsh — Ritesh (@outcastritesh) May 10, 2021
She is so Deeply Loving Animals that has forgotten to Love Human beings.
This is their Savarna Activism!
She must be arrest under SC/ST Prevention Act.#ArrestMunmunDutta pic.twitter.com/Rgo3TUdZUK — (@RuidasMadhab) May 10, 2021
Humiliation of Dalit society cannot be tolerated at all.#ArrestMunmunDutta https://t.co/bTd8FtrxhC — Rajan Kumar (@Jitendra_Raj96) May 10, 2021
The Indian constitution abolished innate superiority of a Brahmin and forced him to become an ordinary citizen of India, so the Brahmin is the most opposed to the constitution & time-time,his racist face appears in front of the society in one way or other.#ArrestMunmunDutta — A.K Gautam (@Agautam179) May 10, 2021
Munmun Dutta, Who is suffering from such ill mankind, should be arrested immediately. This type of people is the most dangerous for society.@moonstar4u#ArrestMunmunDutta pic.twitter.com/dqBKXW5f1J — Riya (@RiyaRan51835025) May 10, 2021
@moonstar4u Openly using Casteist slurs & dehumanizing a whole community with her filthy Casteist mind. Such UC celebraties normalise casteist slurs & Casteism in Society.
This is unconstitutional & shall be booked under SC/ST act immediately. #ArrestMunmunDutta pic.twitter.com/Rjzz9OBiYL— Ritesh (@outcastritesh) May 10, 2021
@moonstar4u is using non constitutional words like Bhangi. @CPMumbaiPolice @MumbaiPolice to file a case against them in SC ST Atrocity Act. #ArrestMunmunDutta @CMOMaharashtra @NitinRaut_INC @mkstalin pic.twitter.com/h1GnMIvRZG — Aakash Valmeki (@aakshValmeki) May 10, 2021
After the Twitter hashtag #ArrestMunmunDutta was trending in Top India trends, Munmun issued an apology on her Twitter account and expressed that she never intended to make a casteist remark.
She also wrote that she was misinformed about the meaning of the word and that she has the utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed, or gender.
Check out her apology post:
pic.twitter.com/vxWspMtLzP — Munmun Dutta (@moonstar4u) May 10, 2021
Munmun had her acting debut with the show 'Hum Sab Baraati' in 2004. She has also starred in films starting with Kamal Haasan's 'Mumbai Xpress' and 'Holiday' in 2006. The actress, however, is best known for her role as Babita Iyer in the comedy TV series 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'.