Pakistani influencer used derogatory terms for Christians in TikTok video
Nimra Ali, a social media sensation in Pakistan, recently posted a video in which she used a derogatory term to refer to her Christian maid. Then, according to the Union of Catholic Asian News, she apologised, because many people have written angry comments to the video.
The TikTok user wrote in her video:
“It’s tough to take a bath in when winter arrives,” Ali told her followers in a video posted to Tiktok. “I will tell you what to do.”
“Can you share some tips with some tips?” Ali continued, referring to her Christian maid. “She doesn’t take a bath. She is the churi of our house. Are you a churi?… No, no, no. She is the Christian girl of our house.”
In Pakistan, the term chura or churi is used to denote Christians as low caste and untouchable. It is widely held among Pakistan’s Muslim population that Christians are dirty and as a result must be relegated to the lowest rungs of society.
In response to angry comments, Ali deleted the post and apologised for using the derogatory term.
“I deleted that video despite 19k views,” she said. “I am sorry from my heart. It was by mistake. I called my sister with love. It wasn’t a bad intention to hurt sentiments. I will be careful next time.”