Hindus outcry `weird’ commentary, US station responds

January 27, 2012 10:57
Hindus outcry `weird’ commentary, US station responds

An American commentary on a US station website is quoted to have used an offensive term, `weird’ to a Hindu myth God, raised issues from innumerable Hindus across the globe.

The commentary on an American TV station created flutter in US, on the Indian Republic day. The outcry was for using the term `weird’ to describe a Hindu God’s mystic powers in a sports commentary. Immediately after due representation from the Hindu organizations in America, the `objectionable’ content was removed with due regrets. The incident and response on Thursday in the National Broadcasting Company’s website was instantly acknowledged by the local Hindu organization.

The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website titled 'Why a 3-1 Blackhawks Loss Isn't So Bad', detailing Nashville Predators beating Chicago Blackhawks 3-1, said Predators were 'swallowing up space like some weird Hindu god'. Nevada-based Hindu community leader Rajan Zed, in a statement on Thursday said about one billion Hindus worldwide worshipped their deities almost on a daily basis and labeling them as "weird" was highly hurting their feelings. The television station removed the commentary from its website within few hours the content perturbed the Hindu community. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement on Thursday thanked NBC for its instant response. (With Inputs from Internet-AarKay)

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