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Sharon Jahol Reveals She Was A Victim Of Racism On Neighbours

Sharon Jahol who played Dipi Rebecchi for four years on the hit Australian soap Neighbours has become the latest cast member to reveal that she experienced racist abuse during her time on the show, both direct and indirect.

Jahol left the show last month however, will come back in a guest role later this year however in a statement released via her social media she said:

Sharon Jahol via Instagram

Speaking to The Guardian, Johal revealed that one cast member mimicked her as Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the Indian character on the hit American animated show The Simpsons who was voiced by American white actor Hank Azaria who, earlier this week publicly apologised for portraying the character on the show for over 30 years.

Johal is not the only actor to come forward from the show to report racism as British actress Nicola Charles, who played Sarah Beaumont claimed this week that cast and crew members attempted to get her deported from Australia.