ABC Apologizes for Confusing ‘Quantico’s’ Priyanka Chopra With Another Indian Actress

ABC Apologizes for Priyanka Chopra, 'Quantico'
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ABC made a blunder this week, confusing “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress in a promo advertising a “Nightline” interview with the Bollywood star. The network quickly issued an apology for the mistake.

Ironically, the story — which is headlined “How ‘Quantico’ Star Priyanka Chopra Dealt With Race Issues,” deals with Chopra’s racial bullying while attending school in the U.S.and prejudice she encountered throughout her life.

Social media users were quick to point out the mistake.

The promo footage shows Indian actress Yukta Mookhey, instead of Chopra.

“Nightline” quickly apologized and corrected the promo.

Chopra took the error in stride, tweeting “Lol!” about the mix-up.

The Alphabet was criticized for its promotion of the freshman series earlier this year, coming under fire for its “sexy” ads. Gawker-owned blog Jezebel argued that ABC, which usually caters to women during its Shonda Rhimes-focused TGIT, diminished Chopra’s female lead character to eye candy for male viewers.

“These Quantico ads felt like ABC was awkwardly trying to see what it might be like to market to dudes, 17.8 million of them,” Hillary Crosley Coker wrote on the website.

Chopra’s interview with “Nightline” airs Tuesday night on ABC.

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  2. Sal says:

    Oh come on. I’m a straight female, and even I could stare at the flawless beauty of Priyanka forever!

  3. Rick says:

    Get ready for your feminist political indoctrination…I mean, Sunday night television.

  4. TM says:

    Sure. That’s the kinda girls you meet when joining the FBI. Not.

  5. Rakesh haldar says:

    It is v god

  6. Keith says:

    Sad in a not so laughable kind of way

  7. What do you expect from a network excited to bring us Nicki “Frowny-Face” Minaj doing her own bio “comedy” show? Are the Duggars gone yet, maybe they can fill in a few empty slots, too. Good grief.

  8. Carlton Kent says:

    It’s okay, ABC. They all look alike. ;-)

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