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Emmerdale’s Shila Iqbal in Massive trouble

Shila Iqbal in big trouble. She posted historic racist tweets on social media, further, she is all set to be kicked out from Emmerdale.

24-year-old Shila Iqbal joined the ITV soap as lasting cast member. Further, made a small appearance as Aiesha Richards in 2018.

Moreover, an Emmerdale spokeswoman settled news of her exit. “As a consequence of historic social media posts Shila Iqbal has left her role as Aiesha Richards on Emmerdale.”

“The programme took the decision not to renew her contract as soon as these posts were brought to the company’s attention.”

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Shila Iqbal has latlely deleted her Twitter account.

Shila Iqbal said: “I am terribly sorry and take full responsibility for my use of such inappropriate language. I have paid the price and can no longer continue the job I loved the most at Emmerdale.”

“The only consideration I would ask is that I have recently received hateful tweets telling me that as a Muslim my Emmerdale role means that I am ‘committing sinful acts, promoting sin and deliberately going against the Quran’.

Further, Shila Iqbal added “We live in sensitive times for members of all communities. Especially those in multi-racial Rochdale where I grew up.”

“I regret that I too have let people down by the use of such language, albeit six years ago. Me, like everyone else have a responsibility about the language. I have used on social media as well as in conversation.”

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