Coronation Street star Marc Anwar sacked over 'racist tweeting' family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography
Pakistani actor Marc Anwar has been sacked over a series of tweets that Coronation Street broadcaster ITV deemed “entirely unacceptable, racially offensive.”
The actor joined the long-running soap in 2014, playing philanderer Sharif Nazir, a member of Coronation Street‘s first Muslim family.
British newspaper The Sunday Mirror published a series of screenshots, in which the actor tweeted: “Indians killing our Kashmir brothers and sisters.”
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Anwar, referring to the Kashmir conflict, added that he felt Pakistani actors should refuse to work in India.
The 45-year-old actor described Indian nationals as “b*****ds” and “p**** drinking c***s”.
In a statement, an ITV spokesperson described Anwar’s tweets and comments as “entirely unacceptable”.
“We are deeply shocked by the entirely unacceptable, racially offensive comments made on Twitter by Marc Anwar,” the statement read.
“We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to Coronation Street with immediate effect.”
Anwar has since made his Twitter profile private.
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