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Prince actor Sivakarthikeyan gets called out for racist joke on Koreans; here's what happened

The actor's recent speech at a school in Chennai has drawn a lot of flak from netizens

Prince actor Sivakarthikeyan gets called out for racist joke on Koreans; here's what happened
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Last Updated: 05.30 PM, Sep 16, 2022

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Sivakarthikeyan is being slammed on social media for a racist joke that he made at a school event in Chennai recently. A video of the same, in which the Prince actor, who was giving a speech to school students, has surfaced online. In the video, the actor is seen saying that all Koreans look alike and that sometimes he cannot even distinguish between men and women. He also recreated a scene from his last release Don in which he speaks gibberish along with his co-star and stated that he draw inspiration from Korean films and series. Soon after he did so, the students burst into laughter, but the incident has not really gone well with many.

A user who shared the video on social media said that celebrities badly need sensitisation workshops, wrote, “Sivakarthikeyan mocks Korean language (based on that racist 'comedy' sequence from Don), says all Koreans look alike, and their women look like men. All these in an event at a school, in front of kids! Our celebrities badly need to attend special sensitisation workshops!” Another user wrote, “What is this racist nonsense @Siva_Kartikeyan? All Koreans look the same? Mocking the language, mocking gender identities. Kollywood seems to adore the passing of ignorance and all forms of bigotry as comedy. Punching down is. never. funny.” A few others have stated that the actor has always promoted stalking, racism and body shaming in his films and that he has absolutely no qualms about it.

On the work front, Sivakarthikeyan is eagerly awaiting the release of his next Tamil-Telugu bilingual Prince. The film is directed by Anudeep KV fame. The actor also has in hand the science fiction thriller Ayalaan, directed by Ravi Kumar. He is currently busy with the shoot of Maaveeran in which he has teamed up with Aditi Shankar. The film is helmed by Ashwin Madonne.

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