Pakistani born actor Marc Anwar, the star of a long-running British TV show was sacked, following his racially offensive (now deleted) tweets against Indians, referring to them as “b******s” and “p***-drinking c***s”.
The show’s production house ITV was informed of the tweets and immediately made the decision to let the actor go, as reported by Daily Mail.
His comments added more fuel to the ongoing hate-campaign being led by certain groups in India demanding Pakistani actors/artists go back to their country in the wake of the Uri terrorist attack.
ITV released a statement to the effect of Anwar being asked to leave the show.
We have talked to Marc and, as a consequence of his comments, he will not be returning to Coronation Street, with immediate effect.ITV statement
Anwar has since released an apology to Indians for his racially offensive tweets.
However, he met with strong backlash for his tweets and for his subsequent apology.
Source: The Daily Mail