'So I hear some people in India still eat with their hands' is what Oprah Winfrey said on her show Oprah's Next Chapter: India.
Oprah Winfrey has sparked outrage after the recent broadcast of a two-part TV special about her trip to India in January.
The talk show queen received flak on Twitter and her show was dubbed “myopic, unaware, ignorant, gauche” and “snobbish”.
The Indian media and international media also took offence and raised the topic stating that the comment was made "in poor light".
Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey (R) during her visit to India with Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (C) and husband Abhishek Bachchan (L). Behind the trio is seen actor Amitabh Bachchan. (Pic: Twitter)
Entertainment host Oprah Winfrey gestures at the annual Literature Festival in Jaipur, capital of India's desert state of Rajasthan. Amid raucous cheers from thousands of admirers, television superstar Winfrey praised the contrast of calm and chaos in India at the annual Jaipur Literature Festival fast becoming a global cultural gala. (REUTERS)
Entertainment host Oprah Winfrey poses for pictures in front of the historic Taj Mahal during her visit to the northern Indian city of Agra. (REUTERS)
US talk show host Oprah Winfrey gestures during a visit in Mumbai, India. (AP)
Oprah Winfrey on her maiden visit to India. (Pic: Rashma Shetty, Emirates 24|7 reader)
Oprah Winfrey with Shah Rukh Khan and Lara Dutta ini Mumbai. (Pic: Twitter)
Oprah Winfrey with actor Anupam Kher in Mumbai at a private party. (Pic: Twitter)
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya together in Oprah Winfrey show in September 2009. (FILE)
Aishwarya Rai in Oprah Winfrey show in April 2005. (FILE)
Oprah Winfrey (GETTY/GALLO)