Iwobi is a gorilla – Esha Gupta blasted for sharing racist chat with friend

Bollywood actress Esha Gupta’s support for a friend who said Alex Iwobi is a gorilla, has brought under The knives of social media users who tagged her racist, despite her position as an Arsenal Ambassador.

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Iwobi is a gorilla – Esha Gupta blasted for sharing racist chat with friend


Esha, an avid Arsenal supporter and an ambassador of the English Premier League side, criticised Iwobi’s performance in the club’s recent game on a WhatsApp conversation with her friend which she later shared as an Instagram story.

“Solves our winger issues. I can’t see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again.

He’s so bad ya,” read the screenshot, which according to IANS, was written by Esha’s friend.

As a reply, Esha typed out: “Haha… I don’t know why they don’t bench him more.”

 

Following the criticism on Instagram, Esha took to Twitter to apologise for her words.

She tweeted,

”Guys I am sorry you thought it was racist. Was bad on my part, being a sports lover. Sorry guys, forgive the stupidity.’

https://twitter.com/eshagupta2811/status/1089554196267978754

She later clarified her words during the Whatsapp conversation as out of frustration and that she failed to realise that it was directed towards racism.

She tweeted,

“It was us discussing our frustration during the game.sorry as I din realise it directed towards racism.laughed over the spur of the moment, which was the games result guys.been victim of racism myself before. But this is not something m proud of. It was a fault,sorry guys”

Fans’ reactions:

 

88 Comments

  1. I think he always try his best bt even if his best isnt best enough that shouldnt warrant d bad nickname

  2. For her as an ambassador of the same club that Alex iwobi is playing in to make such a remark about an academy graduate of the same club is stupidity

  3. She didnt suppose to insult Iwobi by calling him Gorilla, thats bad. Your apology is not accepted by me.

  4. This is too harsh no matter what he did, for God’s sake is God’s creation insulting him is like insulting God. There are other ways to talk to him than calling him Gorilla

  5. That’s nonsense, why would they have to call their fellow human being a gorilla. They really needs to apologize to him

  6. I believe we all sometime makes crazy mistakes somehow, directly or indirectly but what matter most is to acorn for it… She has realize and apologize for her action though she went extremely far…

  7. This is a very simple issue. The racist remark was made towards Iwobi. Apologize to him if you are truly sorry.

  8. Hmmmm she is not perfect is she we all say all manner of things when frustrated. Pls let’s pardon her

  9. Wat a pity,buh I think shes really sorry for those words..and also think she shuld apologize to iwobi

  10. I don’t blame her. After all d insult, they will come out to apologise. I’d rather you mind ur words than come apologise later. What nonsense. She is even from d east and she is talking.

  11. Even if you are angry, you should mind what you post on social media.. She is trying to tarnish that guys image , knowing fully well that it is not easy rob play football

  12. Such a foolish lady. Her ambassadorial work should be withdrawn from her. She should be cautious of what she says out.

  13. She is a racist, how could you call your fellow human being gorilla? She should withdraw that world or face criticism she will not be able to withstand

  14. directly or indirectly but what matter most is to acorn for it… She has realize and apologize for her action though she went extremely far…

  15. This girl and her friend are sick,what a illy thing to say,even Indian go open mouth curse black man,you wey no black or white just pack hair full body like sheep idiot.gerrarahia.stupid girl

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