Dubai’s JW Marriott’s Chef, Atul Kochhar, Fired Over an Anti-Islam Tweet!
By Febronia Hanna
In response to a tweet from Priyanka Chopra, the Indian born British based chef Atul Kochhar published an anti-Islamic tweet that eventually got him fired. The tweet caused a major shock to the Twitter community. The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, the place where he has a restaurant by the name “Rang Mahal” terminated their contract with him as a result of the incident.
غرد هالتغريده ومسحها .. pic.twitter.com/40KDRWVybA
— أحمد خليفة (@_A_khalifa) June 11, 2018
The Tweet was then deleted and the Chef posted another tweet to apologize for what he had said. He also apologized to all Islamic communities but news on whether his back on good terms with the hotel or not is yet to be announced.
— Atul Kochhar (@atulkochhar) June 12, 2018
There is no justification for my tweet, a major error made in the heat of the moment on Sunday. I fully recognise my inaccuracies that Islam was founded around 1,400 years ago and I sincerely apologise. I am not Islamophobic, I deeply regret my comments that have offended many.
— Atul Kochhar (@atulkochhar) June 11, 2018