It all started from this video Damaitole residents beating up 2 volunteers who were feeding street dogs. Sydney Gurung seemed to be really infuriated after watching this video so she posted some racist remarks on her story https://imgur.com/a/undeTZa . Note that she posted this on her private IG with about 60 followers. According to her, she deleted the story soon after but someone took a screenshot and then it was distributed, and some people started posting it on Twitter . The OP of the post seems to have deleted her account though. Soon after, she posted an apology on her account .
KichhyVlogs further added fuel to the fire. She posted videos of herself on her Instagram stories addressing the incident and what seems to be passive aggressive remarks towards Sydney . Upon further research, I came to know that Kichhy has some personal issues with her. Her ex boyfriend is currently dating Sydney and it's really apparent to me after watching her stories that the hate is blatant. Sydney's apology: https://imgur.com/a/EFdXa5t
As of now, it seems an application was submitted to take legal action against sydney.
I'm not defending Sydney here, I think she's 100% responsible for her actions. While it seems she didn't mean it, she did say a whole lot of things against the Newar community and that cannot be defended no matter what. But I think some things should be taken into consideration.
- We say dumb racist shit all the time with our friends, that is what she did. She posted it on her private and she's clearly addressing this to her friends, if she wanted to address the whole Newar community with racist slurs, she would've done it on her official Instagram page with over 60k followers. Someone on her private was obviously a snitch. If this is a reason for someone to get threats all over social medias, please threaten me too, I'm no less racist than she is.
- It seems this was started by people who had personal issues with her and hated her. Seems to be they are jealous of her popularity and trying to bring her down. PS: I don't know her personally nor am a fan of her and I'm being as neutral as possible. Her haters have really made this issue bigger than it really is.
- She's getting all sorts of threats including her mom. If what they wanted was justice, they could've handled this matter legally, but no they had to text her mom and threaten them and harass them verbally.
- Sydney Gurung did not deny any of the above claims. She admitted and apologized to the entire Newar community. She hasn't played any sorts of victim cards and has taken full responsibility of her actions, but is yet harassed and threatened on socials as of now.
FYI: I do not know her personally, nor am I a fan of her. I do think she's wrong and is 100% responsible for her actions but this is not how it's supposed to be handled. She's fully accepted her mistakes and apologized so I don't understand what more is she supposed to do now and why she and her mom is still constantly harassed online. This should be taken into consideration too.
My opinion: I've got my fair share of Jyapu/Newar friends and we joke and fool around all the time. I have posted racist remarks on my private too. We make racist remarks on our group conversations too. We know it's wrong and we don't mean it. Apart from that, whatever we say on our group conversations, stay there. We don't go around using racist slurs to anyone. If our group conversation were to have leaked and made it seem like it was directed at the whole community I'd be on the same boat too. Most of my Newar friends don't care about this and admit that this is a very small issue which is very exaggerated.
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