Argentinian channel come under attack for welcoming Modi with Apu meme


Argentinian channel Cronica TV that announced Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Argentina for the G-20 summit as “Apu Arrives”has come under controversy after many lashing out at the local channel for using the character Appu.

The local channel used “Appu arrives ” to announce that Modi had arrived in the country.

Cronica TV aired the image of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon alongside a footage of PM Modi landing for the G20 Summit. The caption underneath read, “Llego Apu,” which in Spanish means, “Apu arrives”. For the background music, the TV reportedly decided to use the song “Ring Ring Ringa” from the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

The character of “Apu” has been in controversy for “racial stereotypin


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