Trinidad and Tobago PM apologises for offensive ‘sari skit’

Two men dressed as African gorillas forcibly removing the sari of an Indian woman

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has unreservedly apologised to the Hindu community in Trinidad and Tobago for a skit performed at the People’s National Movement (PNM) family day, saying the skit was disrespectful to that religion but it was done out of ignorance and not malicious intent.

Rowley gave the apology during a PNM political meeting on Saturday night, the Trinidad Guardian reported.

“Tonight, on behalf of the People’s National Movement and all concerned, I unreservedly apologise to the Hindu community,” he said.

The skit depicted a woman’s yellow sari being forcibly removed by men dressed as gorillas. This caused a firestorm of negative sentiment,…

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