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Randeep Hooda Removed As Ambassador Of UN Treaty Over 'Joke' Against Mayawati

Hooda has been under fire since Wednesday when a nine-year-old video of him making a "joke", which social media users termed casteist and sexist, went viral online.

Randeep Hooda Removed As Ambassador Of UN Treaty Over 'Joke' Against Mayawati
Randeep Hooda | Courtesy: Instagram
Randeep Hooda Removed As Ambassador Of UN Treaty Over 'Joke' Against Mayawati
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2021-05-28T16:27:39+05:30

Actor Randeep Hooda has been removed as the ambassador of United Nation's environmental treaty after his alleged derogatory comments against Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati.

He has been removed as the ambassador of Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), United Nation's environmental treaty.

Hooda has been under fire since Wednesday when a nine-year-old video of him making a "joke", which social media users termed casteist and sexist, went viral online.

The 43-second-clip from an event organised by a media house in 2012 resurfaced when a Twitter user shared it. The video has Hooda cracking a joke and then laughing along with the audience.

In a statement posted on its website, CMS said the organisation finds the comments in the video to be "offensive" and Hooda will no longer serve as the ambassador for them.

"The CMS Secretariat finds the comments made in the video to be offensive, and they do not reflect the values of the CMS Secretariat or the United Nations," the statement read.

"Mr. Hooda no longer serves as a CMS ambassador," it added.

 The actor was appointed as the CMS Ambassador for Migratory Species in February 2020 for three years.

 While CMS is a treaty of the United Nations, the statement clarified that it is separate from both the UN Secretariat and the UN Environment Programme and the only entity for which Hooda served as a brand ambassador was CMS.

The 44-year-old actor is facing a lot of criticism, both on and off internet, with many asking him to apologies for his remarks against the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

On Friday, #ArrestRandeepHooda was trending as Twitter users demanded for legal action against the "Radhe" actor.

(PTI)

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