#boycott Maldives : Akshay Kumar reacts to comments from Maldives


Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Sunday took to X formerly known as Twitter to share his two cents on the racist comments by Maldives officials. The actor, who was last seen in the satirical drama OMG 2, said in his post that he is surprised that Maldives’ government officials are making racist and hateful comments against Indians, while adding the country sends the maximum number of tourists to the island nation.

He added that he has visited Maldives many times and has always been in awe of the island’s beauty but dignity as Indian national comes first for him. He further urged his followers to explore Indian islands and support our own tourism industry.

Akshay Kumar’s remark came after Mariyam Shiuna, Deputy Minister of Youth Empowerment in the Maldives, called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “clown” and a “puppet” in now-deleted posts on X. “What a clown. The puppet of Israel Mr Narendra diver with life jacket (sic),” Shiuna said in her post on X after PM Modi’s Lakshadweep visit.

“Came across comments from prominent public figures from Maldives passing hateful and racist comments on Indians. Surprised that they are doing this to a country that sends them the maximum number of tourists. We are good to our neighbors but why should we tolerate such unprovoked hate? I’ve visited the Maldives many times and always praised it, but dignity first. Let us decide to #ExploreIndianIslands and support our own tourism,” Kumar said in his post.


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