Following the outrage over his derogatory comments on Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati in an old video, actor Randeep Hooda has been removed as the ambassador of Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), United Nation’s environmental treaty. The video, which is 9-years-old, sees Hooda making a ‘joke’ on Mayawati and has been termed casteist and sexist by netizens. They have continued to call out the actor on the same. In a statement posted on their website, the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) says that they found the comments “offensive”.
“The CMS Secretariat finds the comments made in the video to be offensive, and they do not reflect the values of the CMS Secretariat or the United Nations,” the statement read. “Mr. Hooda no longer serves as a CMS ambassador,” it added. Twitter users have also called for legal action against Hooda with the hashtag, #ArrestRandeepHooda trending on the microblogging platform. The 44-year-old actor was last seen in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.