Priyanka Chopra apologizes for her recent magazine cover that belittled refugees

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As previously reported, actress Priyanka Chopra got some mud slinging for her glossy travel magazine cover, which was tagged by many twitter users as insensitive.

The Quantico star was featured on the cover of the October edition of Condé Nast Traveller, wearing a t-shirt with the words, “REFUGEE”, “IMMIGRANT” and “OUTSIDER” crossed out, leaving behind the word “TRAVELLER”.

The message on the t-shirt did not go well with the twitterati, who accused Chopra of being insensitive towards refugees.

Chopra, who is the brand ambassador UNICEF apologized for it saying that the message was aimed at addressing racism and was never meant to imply anything against refugees.

“They (Condé Nast) specially got this (t-shirt) made and implored me to wear it. They said they were addressing xenophobia, which is a big issue that is happening,” Chopra told NDTV in an interview.

“So their idea was that. And I bought into it, I guess. And I am really, really apologetic about the fact that sentiments were hurt. I have always been against labels. I am very affected and feel really horrible, but the message has been misconstrued,” she said.

The magazine also spoke in behalf of the actress saying “”At Condé Nast Traveller, we believe that the opening up of borders and the breaking down of walls can help us discover the world, and open up our minds and hearts. So, when we had actor Priyanka Chopra wear a t-shirt we created on the cover of the 6th anniversary issue, we had a point to make.”

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