Source: News Bharati English26 Sep 2016 12:19:42
London, September 26: Marc Anwar, Pakistan born actor has been fired from one of Britain’s most popular television soaps Coronation Street for posting “racially offensive” tweets against Indians. His comments have been deemed as "unacceptable" by a commercial TV network spokesman.
Anwar, 45, joined the world’s longest-running TV soap opera in February 2014 as a member of the serial’s first Muslim family. "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," the spokesman said.
According to the ITV spokesman though the episodes which are already shot will be aired, the actor will not be seen in the show henceforth. His comments were in context to the Uri attacks and ban on Pakistani actors in India. He referred to Indians in derogatory terms in his tweets and his next target was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Leader Nawaz Sharif.These tweets created a widespread shock.
Though the actor deleted two of his most offensive tweets on Saturday, enough damaged has been done to his credibility. Later, he posted a video on his twitter page apologizing for the offensive tweets.