poison_sin (poison_sin) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Priyanka Chopra: I was bullied by a supremely racist black girl

Some Highlights:

“I was bullied by a freshman named Jeanine, She was black, and supremely racist. Jeanine used to say, ‘Brownie, go back to your country, you smell of curry,’ or ‘Do you smell curry coming?You know when you’re a kid, and you’re made to feel bad about where your roots are, or what you look like? You don’t understand it, you just feel bad about who you are.”

“There are so many Indian actors who have crossed over, and have done a lot of work in the West, but they’ve always been made to speak like Apu. I want to be able to break the stereotype of what Indian people or people of South Asian descent are supposed to be. Nobody’s supposed to be anything. You can be whoever you want. And I want young people to see that.”

“Art should not be bound by barriers or language, The Hindi film industry is a testament to that. We speak only Hindi, but we premiere in Germany and Japan. Our films do phenomenally well there. We transcend the barriers of language and culture. We welcome you in. I think that’s what art should be, and I hope America reaches that place.”

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Source 1 : http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/priyanka-chopra-interview-2016-cover-story
Soucre 2: https://twitter.com/ComplexMag/status/734965421204484096
Tags: actor / actress, asian celebrities, bollywood, race / racism, television - abc

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