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    "TOI" Is Being Called Out For Mixing Up Two Bengali Actresses In A Report About Dark Skin Jokes

    The newspaper included a photo of acclaimed actress Tillotama Shome in a post about the Comedy Nights Bachao controversy, and called her Tannishtha Chatterjee.

    On September 29, The Times Of India published a report about Tannishtha Chatterjee calling out roast show Comedy Nights Bachao for making jokes about her skin tone.

    Chatterjee posted a viral Facebook note after reportedly walking out of the show, accusing it of being regressive.

    Unfortunately, they mistakenly included a photo of acclaimed Bengali actress Tillotama Shome, who is completely unrelated to the story, and called her Tannishtha Chatterjee.

    The mistake was especially glaring as the article talks about racism, and includes a photo of the actual Tannishtha Chatterjee just a few lines later.

    Shome called out TOI as soon as she came across the mistake, and curtly reminded them that they are two separate people despite being Bengali and dark-skinned.

    Others immediately joined in to berate India's largest publication for making such a basic error.

    Chatterjee herself replied to Shome's tweet, sounding more resigned than anything.

    Over a day later, TOI is yet to correct their mistake.

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