The Twitterati has erupted in a present of huge anger towards an alleged racist remark by Ukraine’s deputy chief prosecutor David Sakvarelidze. In a TV interview with the BBC, Sakvarelidze mentioned the struggle scenario unfolding in his nation was “very emotional” for him as a result of “European individuals with blue eyes and blonde hair” have been being killed on daily basis.

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“It’s very emotional for me as a result of I see European individuals with blue eyes and blonde hair being killed, kids being killed on daily basis by [Russian President] Putin’s missiles, helicopters and rockets,” mentioned David Sakvarelidze.

The comment sparked anger amongst netizens, who accused Sakvarelidze of being “racist”. Netizens additionally known as out the “racist” protection by a number of media homes the world over.

President & Director-Counsel of LDF (NAACP Authorized Protection and Instructional Fund), Sherrilyn Ifill mentioned: “A accountable media trade would use this chance to confront, & undertake to alter the dehumanization of non-white individuals & the trivialization of our struggling that’s so routine in press protection.”

CEO & Editor International Village House Moeed Pirzada tweeted “Ukraine disaster has uncovered western establishments like by no means earlier than! this BBC chap by no means had the braveness to cease that racist slur towards all humanity! What concerning the hundreds of thousands that have been killed by American actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Vietnam, Latin America?”

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