Faryal Makhdoom Apologizes For Using Racial Slur For Pakistanis

Pakistani-British Boxer Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom often find themselves making headlines and rarely for the right reasons. This time around Faryal Makhdoom received backlash for using racial slur.

On August 14, Faryal posted a picture of herself on Instagram that she casually captioned “The p*** inside of me”, referring to the racial slur used in the UK to cite Pakistanis. The use of the P-word dates back to the 1960s linked to violence directed to people of South Asian descent.

Her followers were quick to criticize her choice of words which lead the 27 year old to issue an apology and change the caption.

In an Instagram story that has now been deleted, Faryal wrote,

“Huge apologies for any offence caused. As a Pakistani myself, I don’t deem shortening the word offensive, especially as we use it so openly in the UK. However, I totally understand why it can be perceived that way. I didn’t mean any harm whatsoever.”


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Mariya Haider