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Indian contestants in Aussie cooking game show in Twitter race row

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 07:50 hrs

Australian competitive cooking game show, My Kitchen Rules, is at the centre of a bitter race dispute after a Spice Girls episode.

Indian origin contestants, Jessie Khan and Biswa Kamila, were ridiculed on Twitter as they flamed out on the Channel 7 cooking show, reports News.com.au.

Seven's usual Twitter feed dropped out part way through last night's show as comments turned sour.

"The Indian b.....s are so going" and "pack your bags girls, back to India" were amongst the tweets aimed at the pair.

Another tweet said: "Watching Jessie and Biswa cook makes (me) either want to take a taxi somewhere or sing Jai Ho".

Members of the Indian community also slammed the pair on social media.

A tweet said: "I'm embarrassed for my race, my ancestors are rolling in their graves at that horrific display of Indian culture".

Celebrity Charlotte Dawson slammed viewers on social media for making racist comments against the pair, calling it "horrible".

My Kitchen Rules executive producer Rikkie Proost says the show's Twitter feed was interrupted because of technical issues and not because of hate-based comments.

A Channel Seven spokesperson said people were probably shocked that the pair went so badly. Toward the end of the show people were feeling sorry for them."

Earlier this week, Kamila claimed the pair had received death threats after criticising other contestants food and instant restaurants.

Kamila said it feels like the whole of Australia hates them. She said they said everything truthfully. She added that it is never a personal attack. (ANI)



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