“Coronation Street” actor ‘Marc Anwar’ dropped after racist tweets
Coronation Street actor Marc Anwar has been sacked for posting inappropriate and “racially offensive tweets” towards Indians, says ITV.
The company also states the 45-year-old, Pakistan-born star would not be returning to the show “with immediate effect”.
The tweets sent out on his private account were allegedly aimed at Indians over Kashmir; the Indian army said a gunfight broke out which lead it to shoot and kill a militant in the region.
Some of his Twitter rant read, “Ban #india movies in #PakistanisLeaveIndia. B*****ds p**s drinking #c**ts.”
“Why the F**k do #pakistaniartists want work in #f*** face #india, do you love money so much.”
ITV have made a statement about the issue saying, “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.”