Coronation Street star Marc Anwar sacked over racist Twitter rant

Posted on Sep 25 2016 - 3:30pm
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Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar has been fired after launching into racist rant on Twitter

Anwar, 45, who plays Sharif Nazir on the flagship ITV show, was ousted from his role after branding Indians “b*******” and “p***-drinking c****” on the social networking site Twitter.

In another post he posed the question: “Why the F*** do pakistaniartists want work in f*** face india, do you love money so much.”

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He followed that post up with an image of a clenched fist before writing: “Ban india movies in PakistanisLeaveIndia. B******* p*** drinking c****.”

ITV said in a statement: We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar.

“We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to Coronation Street with immediate effect.”

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The actor directed his hatred towards Indian people

The move will cause a headache for the show as writers will have to work away around Anwar’s sudden departure. In the show Anwar’s character had just been exposed as a love cheat.

Why the F*** do pakistaniartists want work in f*** face india, do you love money so much

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Last night the actor deleted two of his most offensive tweets which caused a reaction on Twitter.

One user ‘Amber’ posted: “Can’t believe Marc Anwar’s been sacked f*** sake, his storyline was just spicing up.”

Another, Deena, added: “Marc Anwar being sacked. No more sharif and his stupid chickens anymore, THANK GOD.”

The vice chair of the All-Party ­Parliamentary Group on Race and Community said: “I understand the ­frustration but it doesn’t justify the kind of language he’s used and blaming all Indians.

“It is one thing to campaign and another to say these kind of things on Twitter.

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In the show Anwar’s character has just been exposed as a love cheat

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ITV released a statement saying that the star would not be returning to the show

“There are atrocious human rights abuses occurring there. People are dying. I’m not for a minute undermining that. But he is a public figure and he’s gone about this in the wrong way.”

Anwar has also appeared in a number of high profile shows in the UK, including Emmerdale in 2002 as well as the BBC’s Holby City and Doctors. Anwar also appeared in the controversial Anglo-Hindi film Pusher.

The 2012 movie was banned from some independent cinemas in Mumbai for its “shocking, drug-fuelled violence.”

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