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Netflix changes Never Have I Ever synopsis after viewer points out racial slur

Netflix apologised for using the word 'pariah' in the synopsis of Mindy Kaling's teenage dramedy

Published: 28th April 2020

Netflix has apologised for using the word pariah in the synopsis of its newly released teenage dramedy Never Have I Ever, after a viewer pointed out that the term is widely used as a racial slur against Indians. 

Citing the misconception in the synopsis the viewer wrote:

Though pariah means an outcast on a surface level it actually denotes a member of an oppressed South Indian community of ceremonial drummers (paraiyar). 

Apologising for the mistake Netflix wrote:

The streaming giant also changed the description of the show shortly, as promised. 

Directed by Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever stars Maitreyi Ramakrishnan in the lead. The show has been recieving mixed reviews from the viewers and critics.

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