Highly acclaimed British musician Zayn Malik is without doubt one of the world’s most sought-after celebrities.
However, within the midst of that overwhelming adoration and reward, the previous One Direction member has witnessed ugly hatred, Islamophobia and racism as nicely.
Owing to his Pakistani origin and Islamic religion, the Pillow Talk crooner had at all times been vulnerable to the bitter aspect of social media, regardless of being armored by 4 white boys and a large fandom throughout his time in one of the common bands across the world.
This has led to lots of his followers questioning whether or not the hate and racism is what really drove him away from the band and never his common dislike for the type of music they produced, as talked about by him.
Malik has usually instances voiced out the discrimination he had confronted in his life owing to his brown pores and skin and non secular beliefs, claiming most fights he acquired into had been brought on by racism.
Speaking to ES Magazine, Malik spoke about his Pakistani father and Irish mom and what it was prefer to develop up as mixed-race little one.
Malik mentioned he at all times “saw dad as dad and mum as mum. I didn’t see colour, I didn’t see religion, I didn’t see race.”
“I was lucky that my mum and dad would always explain it to me: ‘This is just the way it is, this is some people’s belief, this is the way that they’ve been brought up. You’re brought up differently so you’ve got to respect everybody and hope that people respect you in return’,” he mentioned, including that he was usually excluded and handled as an outcast as he acquired into brawls: “nine times out of 10, the fights were due to racial things.”
“I never really dwelled on this in the past, but I do believe it is something that people should know — this is who I am, this is where I’ve come from. It’s not so much that it hurts — it’s what builds you as a person. What you learn from that. I have an understanding of certain issues,” Malik mentioned.
“Just because I don’t dwell on those issues, doesn’t mean I don’t know. I am aware of what things go on. I am aware that people grow up in racially segregated communities.”