On the 26th February, the United States’ President, Donald Trump held a conference at the White House in Washington DC on Coronavirus. A video of the same event have emerged on social media where a journalist from the Ney York Post can be seen mocking and making faces at a reporter of Indian origin and it has left the netizens ablaze with anger.
In the video, it can be seen that an Indian journalist was asking a question to the US President about India – US relationship post Trump’s first visit to India and said that you (Donald Trump) are quite famous in India and Narendra Modi is famous in the US.
While the reporter was asking the question, the NY Post journalist could be seen, what it seems to be, asking “who is this guy?” to another journalist sitting on her left.
A Twitter user who goes by the name Damoni Imani shared the video writing, “Who is that reporter in the green mocking an Indian reporter? I bet she thinks Trump is racist”.
Who is that reporter in the green mocking an Indian reporter? I bet she thinks Trump is racist. pic.twitter.com/YtGv32XOUe— Damon imani (@damonimani) February 27, 2020
In no-time, the video went viral and has already received over 3.1 million views and almost 16,000 retweets. The Tweeters (Twitteratis) have not taken this lightly and are very angry. The American Journalist has been identified as Ebony Bowden.
A user shared an HD clip of the video:
Twitter users commented on the initial tweet and expressed their anger.
How DISRESPECTFUL! My husband is from India & I NEVER have trouble understanding him or beautiful Indian People. We are accepting to all & a very multicultural family.— Tania Pothana (@PothanaTania) February 27, 2020
Indians are the most peaceful & graceful people. SHAME ON HER?
TEAM INDIA ALL THE WAY!!!
❤️YOU India ??
Shoutout to Mr. Goyal.— Damon imani (@damonimani) February 27, 2020
He has been a White House reporter since President Carter & he speaks better English than most of us speak Hindi. pic.twitter.com/8hOMfBbu2j
It’s more than laughing. It’s the mocking and disdain in her eyes that sets me off. My father is south Asian and this just breaks my heart. It’s one thing to have opinions about other cultures but another to loathe him from behind and show so much contempt. Just for his accent— PatriotGal (@HDizzle12831349) February 27, 2020
Our media is not only corrupt. They are racist, prejudice, immature, and just ridiculous. Things they attempt to project onto others.— Tina Sessions (@Topchoice16) February 27, 2020
I noticed the immaturity with a lot of these reporters , think they are uneducated— Bonnie (@BonBee81) February 27, 2020
Twitter dot com can be good for breaking news sometimes but is terrible for hot takes and worse for out of context videos and reflections on people you don’t know. I know this – I’m really proud to call @ebonybowden a close mate and a friend.— Elliot J Stein (@ElliotJStein) February 27, 2020
What do you think of this incident?