Paras Official, a gaming YouTuber, has sparked massive outrage in Arunachal Pradesh due to his racial comments on Ninong Ering, current MLA of Pasighat West, Arunachal Pradesh. The YouTuber stated that Mr. Ering “looks Chinese” and has received massive criticism from the community.
Ninong Ering recently presented a letter to PM Modi, urging the Indian government to restrict the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India. The letter included several statements which allegedly linked the developers Krafton Inc. to Tencent and Mr. Ering called it a ‘Chinese Deception’ to rebrand PUBG Mobile and launch it as Battlegrounds Mobile India.
This letter quickly raised the possibility of yet another ban on the return of PUBG in India. Reacting to it, a PUBG mobile YouTuber from Punjab named Paras Official made some racial statements against Mr. Ering. He termed “Ering as a non-Indian and Arunachal Pradesh, a part of China,” according to a report from EastMojo.
Paras Official discussed these developments in a video and stated “Mujhe to nahi lagta yeh (Mr. Ering) Indian hai” and while looking at the map of India, made some comments on Arunachal Pradesh as well. He reportedly stated the following, “Arre yaar yeh (Arunachal) toh China ki side me hai. Yeh China walon ka hi hai… ek tarah se unhi k saath hi hai halka fulka touch hota hai, India me aata hai.”
The YouTuber was quickly targeted by many as they called him out on his comments. Mr. Ering reacted to this and called him immature. As per EastMojo, Ering stated, “He is free to point out mistakes if any, but the racist remarks are serious and something which needs re-thinking.” Mr. Ering added that he is going to file a complaint against Paras at Pasighat Police Station and Crime Branch.
Paras Official published an apology video soon afterward and apologized for using such language and asked for a second chance to rectify his mistake. He mentioned that his actions were childish and his mother also apologized stating that he is just a “kid.”