Coronation Street is RACIST Say Angry Twitter Users: Alya Nazir Recieves Racist Abuse
Viewers have hit out at the ‘disgusting’ racist scenes in this week’s episode of Coronation Street, with many wondering if they’d even misheard the scene.
Alya (played by Sair Khan) was in a business meeting with Dale Parker, a potential new client, she was subject to various racist comments.
Dale said: “Don’t you drink love? Your kind are so boring.”
Clearly, Alya was shocked by this comment and this was abundantly obvious, yet Dale went on to say: “Lighten up, will you? Oh, I’m sorry, you can’t, you’re stuck that colour.”
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This anger from viewers is despite the fact that they were warned before the show about “racial abuse and language which some viewers may find upsetting” – a warning which was very much evidenced by the show.
One Twitter user wrote “Did I just hear him right… jesus that was uncalled for!!! #Corrie is getting brave with these storylines!”.
Meanwhile, another Twitter user congratulated the show for its bravery at portraying racism, saying “That line made me shudder. Bravescriptwriting to raise awareness that these cretins still exist.”
However, Sair Khan has since said that the scene was, in fact, her idea, saying: “This was an issue that I definitely wanted to raise and wanted addressed, because I get a lot of people coming up to me, young Asian girls, Asian guys, that are so happy to see me on the television a representation of them.
“I’m so happy to be that voice for them in all the positive elements that come with that, but there is negativity and I thought that was definitely worth exploring.”