The mum-of-three was abused on a train earlier this week
Commuting is not that fun at the best of times, but spare a thought for The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain who fell victim to a vicious racial attack while she was travelling on a train, earlier this week.
The 31-year-old has spoken out about how a man refused to sit next to her and abused her during her journey saying: ‘I ain’t sitting near a Muslim.’
Nadiya – who lives with her husband Abdul and has three kids – revealed her ordeal in a tweet saying:
While her fans and Nadiya were left shocked by the encounter, it sadly bought to light how fellow Bake Off contestant Rav Bansal had also been a victim of a similar attack too.
In reply to Nadiya’s tweet, he wrote:
Citizen Khan star Adil Ray, who has also suffered racial abuse jokingly asked her:
She replied with a tongue in cheek: ‘Mmmmm not this time.’
Sadly, while Nadiya seemed to brush off the ordeal, this isn’t the first time she has spoke out about experiencing racism and how ‘it feels like that’s become a part of my life now’.
‘I expect to be shoved or pushed or verbally abused, because it happens, it’s happened for years,’ she told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
Now, she believes that the best was to deal with abuse is not to retaliate.
‘I don’t retaliate. I feel like there’s a dignity in silence, and I feel that if I retaliate to negativity with negativity then we’ve evened out. And I don’t need to even that out, because if somebody’s being negative I need to be the better person. Because I have young children, I don’t want my kids to have a negative attitude of living on the UK.’