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‘I know to some we all look alike, but…’ Indian-born actress Padma Lakshmi trolls New Yorker for tagging her as Priyanka Chopra

‘I know to some we all look alike, but…’ Indian-born actress Padma Lakshmi trolls New Yorker for tagging her as Priyanka Chopra
Indian-American actress and TV host Padma Lakshmi took a jab at a gaffe by the New Yorker magazine, which mistook her for another Indian celebrity, Priyanka Chopra, in its special issue promo. Or was that the NY Daily News?

“Thank you to the illustrious '@nydailynews' for the shoutout 😉 I know to some we all look alike, but...,” wrote the 49-year-old model and TV host, sharing a screen-grab that shows her black-and-white portrait with Priyanka’s Instagram account mistakenly tagged on it.

But while Lakshmi seemingly took no offense and reacted with playful sarcasm, many of her followers were shocked and saddened by what they saw as a shining example of casual racism.

“Brown girl... name starts with P... yup that’s her,” one user wrote, amid a torrent of ‘OMGs’ and ‘WOWs’.

Others said the author of the now-deleted Instagram post must’ve been blind, noting that the women look nothing alike – and both are gorgeous in totally different ways.

And only a handful of eagle-eyed followers noticed the counter-punch…

“Hahahahaha! I see what you did there,” wrote one person who spotted Lakshmi taking her revenge by tagging the New Yorker as the ‘NY Daily News’ – in quotes, to make it obvious that her ‘mistake’ was intentional.

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