Actor Randeep Hooda is someone who’s invited a lot of criticism his way after a video went viral where he’s seen apparently digging a casteist offensive joke in poor taste at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati.
This resulted in social media netizens trending against him and even calling out for his arrest. And now after all this, actress Richa Chadha has called him out openly for the joke.
Yes. It's casteist too.
Also, plz explain to the reason why you continue to ask ONLY women to apologise for their male colleagues while you pontificate on sexism. 🙂
Not holding my breath. https://t.co/yexyzpvgGx
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) May 28, 2021
On 25 May, a Twitter user posted the video featuring Randeep Hooda, reportedly at a conclave hosted by a media organisation in 2012. In the clip, the actor can be seen making a casteist and sexist ‘joke’ on the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati.
Following the outrage, Randeep has been removed as the ambassador of the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Commonly known as the Bonn Convention, CMS is an environmental treaty of the United Nations and Hooda had been appointed the ambassador in February 2020.