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Tanishaa Mukerji faces racist comments at New York hotel, reveals 'It Was Traumatic to Experience'

Tanishaa Mukerji, sister of Bollywood diva Kajol, was recently in New York for CRY America charity gala when she suffered from the most traumatic experience at the hotel in the city.

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New Delhi Published on: March 12, 2019 6:56 IST
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Tanishaa Mukerji faces racist comments at New York hotel

Tanishaa Mukerji, sister of Bollywood diva Kajol, was recently in New York for CRY America charity gala when she suffered from the most traumatic experience at the hotel in the city. After she is back to her city, Tanishaa Mukerji took to twitter to recall the incident when she faced racism in New York and wrote, “Shiftiest place ever.! Racist horrible people @JaneHotelNYC.” The actress revealed that she was attending a party with her friends at a hotel in NYC when one of the African-American employees made insensitive remarks about her.

Talking to Mid-Day about the experience, Tanishaa said, "I don't understand what triggered it as I was polite, but he turned rude. One of the employees, an African-American, said that we looked as if we were fresh off the boat and couldn't speak English. That was insulting and blatantly racist. My friends and I were shocked. It's traumatic to experience this kind of racism in the US; I have never faced it earlier." Tanishaa also shared a video on her social media from the same place. Check out-

She further said that the hotel staff was unsupportive and very rude, She added, "I was trying to record the incident on my camera. The video I posted online ends abruptly because the guy stopped me and told me to switch my recorder off. It's unfortunate when you experience something like this in a land that stands for rights and liberty. I am saddened that an African-American behaved like this, considering they have experienced discrimination themselves."

The actress also revealed that she asked the hotel authorities to call the police to address the matter but their denied her request and didn’t let her record the incident as well. 

 

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