Coronation Street star Marc Anwar sacked over ‘racist tweeting’

Posted on Sep 26 2016 - 5:30am
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Marc Anwar has been sacked from the long-running soap Coronation Street following a racially charged Twitter rant.

Marc Anwar has been sacked from the long-running soap Coronation Street following a racially charged Twitter rant.

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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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Anwar has since made his Twitter profile private.

 – Stuff

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