Esha Gupta apologises for racist comment on Nigerian footballer

Iwobi is a gorilla- Esha Gupta blasted for sharing racist chat with friend lailasnews

Iwobi is a gorilla- Esha Gupta blasted for sharing racist chat with friend lailasnews

Bollywood star & unofficial Arsenal FC club ambassador Esha Gupta has apologized and insisted that she "didn't realize" the comments she shared on social media comparing Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi to a "gorilla" were racist.

Esha's friend had commented that "evolution had stopped for him" to which she responded: "Haha".

The image showed messages exchanged between herself and Varun_Gupta17, with one of the messages reading: 'Solves our winger issues. "I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again", the message read. He even said that the footballer did not change from "neanderthal to man".

The actress reacted funnily to the racially abusive messages in the conversation.

Fans were quick to condemn Gupta on social media as she received major backlash for her post. "Sorry guys, forgive the stupidity", she said on Twitter. Wallah never meant it. However, many didn't buy the model's apology, as the wording implied she was sorry fans thought it was racist, rather than accepting she made a racist remark.

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She also said that it was said out of frustration during the game, and that she herself has been a victim of racism before, and that what has happened is not something that she is proud of. Sorry, as I didn't realise it directed towards racism.

Esha added, "We laughed over the spur of the moment which was the game results". Been a victim of racism myself before. "It was a fault, sorry guys", she wrote.

However, Gupta didn't seem to be welcoming to people calling her out for racism, as she blocked various accounts who accused her.

In a statement, Arsenal were keen to point out that the club's ambassadorial relationship with Gupta is not an official one, though she was involved in the launch of a new strip recently.

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