'Sometimes I hate myself' - Former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain speaks out about racist abuse

'Sometimes I hate myself' - Former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain speaks out about racist abuse

Nadiya Hussain has spoken out about racism

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has spoken out about the racist abuse she's received from the public since winning the show.

She tweeted that she gets "abuse for merely existing. Too brown to be English. Too Muslim to be British. Too Bengali to eat fish fingers!"

Hussain also said that there is "no end" and added "sometimes I hate myself for simply breathing the same air, that I am so often told, I am not entitled to."

She ended her Twitter statement by saying "tear away your flesh, you are skeleton underneath like me, like everybody!

"So let's just breathe our air, let's exist, because what else are we supposed to do?"

After she posted the tweets many responded to the baker, who was actually both born and raised in Luton, with much support, according to The Telegraph.

One claimed it reflected the sadly on "what our country has become. You are a vital part of our nation. We need you."

Another said: "I’m not patriotic I’m deeply ashamed to be British while this sh*t is happening to so many people. Nobody should deal with this I’m so sorry."

Whilst another claimed "the human race produces the worst too" but she should "keep doing what you are doing, which helps others to be the best that they can be."

This is not the first time The Great British Bake Off 2015 contestant has spoken out as she previously said when appearing on the show she wondered if she was the "token Muslim" and was “shocked” when she received some much racist abuse.

Comments