Britain’s Got Talent comedian Nabil Abdulrashid has narrated how he has received ‘death threats’ and ‘abuse’ following his semi-final audition.
Abdulrashid performed stand-up for the fifth semi-final of the popular reality contest, the father of two, who ‘pushed boundaries’ during his performance about his race and religion.
Nabil, from Croydon, had the entire judging panel in stitches during the fifth semi-final – so much so, they picked him to go through to the final. In a twist of events, the comedian told his followers on social media that people had been sending him ‘abuse’ ever since.
“Funny how I made fun of lefties too but so far it’s not them wishing death on me or sending me abuse… hmmm who were the snowflakes again?
“I promise to do no jokes about racism or islamophobia in my final if I experience no racism or Islamophobia between now and then,” he wrote.
Funny how I made fun of lefties too but so far it’s not them wishing death on me or sending me abuse.. hmmm who were the snowflakes again?
— Nabil Abdulrashid (@Nabilu) October 4, 2020
Yea… but England ain’t racist though. https://t.co/cIZTIjJYm4
— Nabil Abdulrashid (@Nabilu) October 5, 2020
Nabil’s audition, which aired last night, began with the comedian joking about being mistaken for Big Narstie in his local supermarket. “I get recognised in places I don’t want to get recognised, like Lidl in Croydon,” he began.
“I am pushing my 20 kilos of onions I bought for 50p and I get “oh my god it’s him, can I get a picture?” ‘Sure let’s have a picture, “oh my god I am a big fan, not as big as you though, I can’t wait to go home and show my kids right, I can’t wait to show them that I met Big Narstie” ‘That’s cool, can I go now or am I still being detained officer?”
“So people watching will think it’s one of those Black Lives Matter guys doing about stop and search, no it’s a joke about being fat,” he joked.
“Big Narstie and I are both fat, we just happen to be black so don’t throw in the race card guys. ‘When do black men ever get mistaken for each other, especially not by police, noooo.”
After his performance, Nabil apologised to viewers in case they were offended by his material – although, he got amazing feedback from the judges, with Alesha Dixon praising him for taking on ‘the subject of racism’.
“The reason I pressed my golden buzzer for you is because I love things that are a bit edgy, a bit different and you’re that guy,” she told him