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22nd Dec 2020

Great British Bake Off contestant racially abused on bus

Absolutely awful.

Bake Off contestant Ali Imdad, recently recorded himself being racially abused on a bus in Birmingham.

A female passenger on the bus accused the 33-year-old Imdad of being a terrorist.

Imdad shared the video to Twitter along with the following caption;

“Not only was I called a bomber and accused of ruining the country for being Asian, when I challenged the Karen, the driver threatened to throw ME off the @nxwestmidlands bus. In a packed bus, no one said a thing.”

In the video the woman can be heard accusing Imdad of ‘all these bombings’.

The woman got off the bus shortly after but Imdad says the bus driver also told him to get off of the bus, despite him being the victim.

According to the Daily Mail Imdad said;

“The bus driver heard what was being said because a minute or two later he literally stopped the bus, pulled the keys out, stepped outside and said: “I need you to get off the bus.” He was talking to me.’ “

Imdad said that the bus driver attempted to kick him off miles away from his stop for shouting.

The 2013 Bake Off contestant said that he told the bus driver he would be quiet for the rest of the journey, but was frustrated that the driver had said nothing to the woman who had been shouting at him.

Mr Imdad has said that he has reported the incident to both the West Midlands Police and National Express West Midlands.