‘Unacceptable’: Priyanka Chopra’s fans come to her defence after British TV host calls her ‘Chianca Chop Free’ | Bollywood

Loyal followers of Priyanka Chopra have expressed their displeasure with British TV presenter Andi Peters for incorrectly saying her name during his visit to Madame Tussauds in London this past March. As footage from the visit has resurfaced on Instagram, the fan community has voiced their dissatisfaction. (Read Also: Priyanka Chopra showcases luscious locks in recent photos after surprising her audience with a short haircut reveal: ‘Turns out it was a wig, she totally fooled us’)

Andi Peters stumbled over Priyanka Chopra’s name, calling her “Chianca Chopri” during his tour at Madame Tussauds.

Peters Mispronounces Priyanka’s Name

While presenting a segment for Good Morning Britain from Madame Tussauds, Peters attempted to engage with co-hosts Adil Ray and Charlotte Hawkins back in the studio. However, he referred to her as ‘Chianca Chop Free,’ which drew immediate correction from Ray, who said, “Honestly, Andi. You should at least learn to properly say the name of the person you’re standing next to. That’s Priyanka Chopra, the renowned Bollywood star who has risen to great fame in America.” Peters then insisted he recognized her and made a reference to her marriage with ‘one of the Jonas Brothers’ as per the Daily Star report.

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Audience Outcry

Many fans voiced their offense, with the video being uploaded to Instagram alongside the statement, ‘This act of mispronunciation is completely unacceptable’. A person commented, “’Chianka chop free’ is just insane.” A displeased fan remarked, “Andy Peters should understand that Priyanka Chopra has rightfully earned her spot in Madame Tussauds, unlike him.” Another asserted that pronouncing Priyanka’s name correctly was not challenging, sharing, “I used to respect Andy – that’s no longer the case! What he did was utterly disrespectful and her name is not that difficult to pronounce at all!” Some individuals suggested the incident seemed ‘staged’ and accused them of intentional ‘racism,’ with one person saying, “This appears to be a deliberate act…..it looks so artificial and rehearsed. Mainstream media racism at its worst.”

Priyanka’s Forthcoming Projects

Priyanka Chopra is poised to appear in an upcoming film directed by Ilya Naishuller titled Heads of State, with a star-studded cast including Idris Elba and John Cena, which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video. Priyanka celebrated the completion of the film’s shooting earlier this month by posting on Instagram, “The filming process was seamless due to the cast and crew bringing their best efforts every day. To collaborate with some of the legends in the industry has been a real privilege.”

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