BGT’s Black Muslim Contestant Receives Death Threats After THIS Performance [VIDEO]
On Saturday, the Britain’s Got Talent judges voted to send comedian Nabil Abdulrashid to the finals after his latest performance. However, not everyone was impressed by it, as Nabil shared on Twitter.
Nabil’s funny routine addressed issues of racism and Islamophobia. Afterward, he apparently received death threats. Read on to find out what Nabil said about the online response to his performance.
Nabil Abdulrashid Addresses Racism In ‘BGT’ Performance
Nabil received the Golden Buzzer from judge Alesha Dixon in the auditions, sending him straight to the semifinals. On Saturday, he returned to the stage to deliver a new stand-up comedy set.
“I was recently talking to my White, liberal, left-wing friend because we all have to have one,” Nabil said during the routine. “Because if I get killed, someone has to start the GoFundMe.”
He also joked about acquiring an unexpected “bodyguard” when someone followed him through the aisle at the grocery store, thinking he was a shoplifter. Nabil then called out racists for prefacing their statements with, “I’m not trying to be racist, but…”
The judges loved Nabil’s performance. They put him in the top three acts of the night and voted to send him to the finals. Sadly, Nabil later shared on Twitter that he had received “abuse” over his routine.
Nabil Received Death Threats After ‘BGT’ Performance
Nabil said people were “wishing death” on him and “sending me abuse.” Unfortunately, the comedian shared that this is hardly the first time he’s dealt with this kind of hateful response to his comedy.
He said this is the “main reason” his wife doesn’t appear in videos with him, and he’s chosen to remain “private.” Nabil said he has received “antiblack abuse,” adding, “I never used to even show my kids because of the filth I would get sent.”
Nabil said he hopes to “inspire others,” and doesn’t want his kids to go through the same things he’s gone through. He shared the message that people have “a right to talk about your experience, you have a right to be proud of YOUR skin, YOUR culture.”
The comedian also tweeted a funny response to people who want him to stop joking about racism and Islamophobia in his finals performance next week. He promised not to address the topics “if I experience no racism or Islamophobia between now and then.”