NPR producer Furkan Khan resigned and apologized for a tweet insulting Hinduism.
Khan tweeted Sept. 10, “If Indians give up Hinduism, they will also be solving most of their problems what with all the piss drinking and dung worshipping.”
In Sept. 10 tweets, Khan apologized and said she deleted the tweet. “I wholeheartedly apologize for my tweet earlier,” she wrote. “It was ill considered & unacceptable. I deleted it. I didn’t mean to disparage Hinduism or hurt anyone’s feelings. It doesn’t reflect my beliefs and principles. Please accept my sincere regret. I’ll be off Twitter for a while.”
NPR spokesperson Isabel Lara told iMediaEthics by e-mail, “NPR regrets the unacceptable tweet by New Delhi producer Furkan Khan. This comment does not reflect the views of NPR journalists and is a violation of our ethical standards. She has publicly apologized for her tweet and has resigned from NPR.”