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#ArrestMunmunDutta trends, TMKOC actress apologizes for using casteist slur in video

Twitter users have started trending #ArrestMunmunDutta after the 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' actress used a castiest slur in her video.

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Munmun Dutta known for her role as Babita Ji in the show has landed into trouble after she used a casteist slur in her YouTube video, which created an uproar and netizens started trending #ArrestMunmunDutta soon after.

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Munmun Dutta shared a video on her YouTube channel, in which she was seen interacting with her fans. Talking about how she uses her lip tint even on her cheeks, she said:  “Lip tint ko halka sa blush ki tarah laga liya hai because main YouTube pe aane wali hoon aur main achha dikhn chahti hoon. Bhangi ki tarah nahi dikhna chahti hoon.”

A section of fans expressed outrage when Munmun used the offensive term in a makeup video. Later, the actress deleted the video, however, the clip has been doing rounds on social media.

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For the uninitiated, the term used by Munmun Dutta was to denote members of a Dalit caste employed in sanitation in the 19th century. Members of this caste have traditionally been restricted to sweeping, cleaning toilets, and handling dead bodies.

Soon after, Munmun Dutta issued an apology on her social media and said that she did not know the meaning of the term.  In her apology, she wrote: “I have utmost respect for every single person from every caste, creed or gender and acknowledge their immense contribution to our Society or nation.”

She concluded, “I sincerely would like to apologize to every single person who has been unintentionally hurt by the usage of the word.”

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