YouTuber KSI visits mosque after apologising for using a racial slur in Sidemen video
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YouTuber KSI who was slammed for using a racist slur in a Sidemen video just a few days ago, visited a mosque this week.
The internet star issued an apology on social media for saying the word P*** in the video. Other members of the group were also present and seen laughing when he used the racial slur. In the apology, he announced that he was going to take a break from social media.
After the incident, clips of KSI visiting the Al-Hikam Institute on Bull Royd Lane, off Allerton Road, were circulated on Tik tok and Twitter. He is said to have been there at 11 pm on Tuesday night.
Chaudhry Mobeen, the owner of MealPro.Co spoke to KSI who has over 12.7 million followers on Instagram. He was kind enough to give a shout out to Mobeen’s business.
Mobeen said, “He was nice.
“I was at work at the time and my friend mentioned he was at the mosque. My friend said he would be there for another 10-15 minutes so I decided to pop in.
“Obviously he is an energetic person but being in a holy place, he was being very respectful.
“When I was there, there were only a handful of people in there, around eight of us. We were talking about Islam and my business.
“I knew he was into his fitness and was in training for an upcoming fight. He was offered tea and biscuits and he said he had to watch what he was eating.
“It came to me then to ask if it wasn’t too much trouble for him to do a shout-out video for my business.”
The video, uploaded on YouTube on Sunday, 2 April, featured members of the Sidemen group playing a version of Countdown. A few alphabets were displayed to the contestants after which KSI, in an attempt to make up a word, said that P*** was the one he could think of.
After immense backlash from members of the Asian community as well as fans, the video was removed from the Sidemen YouTube channel.
Mobeen revealed that the reaction to the video has been mixed within the community.
He said, “A lot of people are mixed (on what he said).
“I believe nobody is perfect. He has apologised.
“He has come to Bradford and to a mosque, he should be given some sort of credit for that. He didn’t need to come all this way but he did.
“We are Muslims before we are Pakistanis. The first thing our religion teaches us is forgiveness.”