Dejana Radanovic defends her ‘Anti India’ Comments After Social Media Brands Her a Racist

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Dejana Radanovic

Earlier, Serbian tennis player Dejana Radanovic received massive backlash from the tennis community for defaming and speaking poorly about India. Radanovic was in the country to participate in WTA Mumbai Open. Soon after her exit, she made derogatory comments over India’s civilization by passing hasty comments.

Few fans labelled Radanovic as racist, as they pointed out that it is unsafe to drink tap water in most of the developing countries in the world.

Dejana Radanovic responds to racist comments

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Soon after getting labelled as racist by the fans not only from Tennis community, but also around the world, Dejana Radanovic took to her Instagram and said that her comments are nothing to do with the racism, as she only spoke about the things that she didn’t like in India.

“Omg, I can’t believe what things we need to talk about really. 1. I didn’t like India – the country. I didn’t like the food, traffic, hygiene(worms in the food, yellow pillows and dirt bed linen in the hotel, not knowing how to use roundabout etc.)

She also questioned the audience asking, “If you come to my country Serbia, and you don’t like all those same things, that means you are a racist? What the hell that has to do with racism?!”.

Radanovic also mentioned that she has friends from different nationalities and in a hard tone warns those who accused her as racist. “I have friends from all nationalities and colours. So don’t go there, cause it’s and absolute NONSENSE!”.

“95% of the people who go to India from anywhere else in the world cannot adapt to that kind of life! Of course it’s different when you are born there and used to it!”, Radanovi added asking “How does not liking mentioned things mean i din’t like the people? Quite opposite, I liked the people there a lot”

She revealed an instance where she had a good time with the people during her previous visits. “On one of the tournaments we had a guy who drove us on tuk-tuk to courts everyday, had few dinners with him, buying chocolates and ice creams to him, galdly, had a nice time”.

“Some people you like, some people you don’t. Like anywhere else in the world! Its has nothing to do with colour or nation!”, Radanovic concluded.

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