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Priyanka Chopra Fans Slam TV Host For Butchering Her Name

Priyanka Chopra Jonas' fans are defending the actress after a British TV host mispronounced her name as "Chianca Chop Free" on a show. Fans took to social media to call out the mispronunciation, emphasizing Chopra's achievements and the ease of saying her name correctly. The incident highlights the importance of cultural sensitivity and respect for international celebrities.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 23, 2024 15:50 IST
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Priyanka Chopra name mispronouced by Briitish TV Host Andy Peter as 'Chianca Chop Free'

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the global icon who has carved a niche for herself in both Bollywood and Hollywood, recently faced a misspelling of her name by a British TV host, sparking outrage among her fans.

The incident occurred when a British television personality, Andy Peters, reportedly referred to Chopra as “Chianca Chop Free” during a show. This butchered pronunciation did not sit well with Chopra’s loyal fanbase, who took to social media to express their disapproval.

Fans flooded social media platforms with remarks condemning Peters’ mispronunciation. One fan commented, ‘Chianca Chop Free’ is absolute madness,” highlighting the absurdity of the mangled name. Another pointed out Chopra’s achievements, stating, “Someone needs to tell Andy Peters at least Priyanka Chopra has earned her place in Madame Tussaud’s because he hasn’t.” This comment underscores Chopra’s international recognition and success. Some fans point out that it is done deliberately and this might be ‘rehearsed, rude, and racist’. One fan commented that Priyanka has made her name in Bollywood as well as Hollywood this is so bad that a TV host pronounced her name like this (Chianca Chop Free)

The sentiment echoed across social media, with many fans expressing disappointment with Peters. One user wrote, “I used to like Andy – not anymore!” indicating a shift in perception due to the incident.

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While the extent of Peters’ response or apology (if any) remains unclear, the incident highlights the importance of respecting names and pronunciations, especially for celebrities who have built their careers on a global platform.

First published on: May 23, 2024 03:49 PM IST

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