Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra is tired of American’s asking her so many stupid questions in regards to her race and background… In a new interview for Conde Nast Traveller , Priyanka talks about getting her fair share of subtle racism..
Priyanka tells writer Suketu Mehta that she left America as a young girl because she was subjected to racism, including being called “curry”. But now, “I tell young kids that they have to take matters into their own hands and stand up for their rights, not get bullied. Even now, while I am working in America, I get asked so many stupid questions.”
“For example: ‘Oh my God, Bollywood! So are you going to break into a dance?’ I want to respond with ‘Oh my god, America! Does that mean a superhero is going to come to rescue me?’”
Clearly frustrated with the silliness, Priyanka adds, “Every country has its own stereotypes. The stereotypes about Indian films is that we always break into song and dance. The stereotype about Hollywood films is that there is always a superhero. And neither is strictly true. The thing I don’t get is why can’t we focus on understanding each other. Educating ourselves about each other.”
Read full interview at GQ India…