UK soap Coronation Street sacks Pakistani actor Marc Anwar for offensive tweets

A Pakistan-born actor Marc Anwar has been sacked from Britain’s most popular television soap after posting what broadcaster ITV called “entirely unacceptable, racially offensive” comments about Indians on social media.

Marc Anwar, 45, joined Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running TV soap opera, in 2014 as a member of the show’s first Muslim family.

Marc Anwar

The Sunday Mirror newspaper published screenshots of the messages posted on his personal Twitter account.

The posts hit out at India over the Kashmir dispute and suggested Pakistani actors should refuse to work in the country.


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