Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain reveals racist abuse she has faced since winning the show 

31 Oct

Nadiya Hussain has said she sometimes “hates [herself] for breathing the same air” as people who say she doesn’t deserve to be in the UK because she is Muslim.

After winning the final BBC series of the Great British Bake Off, the author and presenter has said she faced a torrent of racist abuse from the public.

She wrote on Twitter, in despair: “I get abuse for merely existing. Too brown to be English. Too Muslim to be British. Too Bengali to eat fish fingers!

“There is no end! I exist, we all do! Sometimes I hate myself for simply breathing the same air, that I am so often told, I am not entitled to.

“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?”

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