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BGT: Nabil Abdulrashid reveals he’s received death threats after Ofcom complaints

Vile threats came after his routine at the weekend

BGT contestant Nabil Abdulrashid has received death threats after over 700 complaints were made to TV watchdog Ofcom over the weekend.

The London-based comic won last weekend’s semi-final (Saturday October 3) thanks to his hilarious routine.

But his act didn’t go down with everyone.

What did BGT contestant Nabil Abdulrashid say?

Nabil took to Twitter to reveal the vile threats.

He said: “Funny how I made fun of lefties too but so far it’s not them wishing death on me or sending me abuse…

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“Hmmm who were the snowflakes again?”

He also added in another message: “I promise to do no jokes about racism or islamophobia in my final if I experience no racism or islamophobia between now and then.”

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Nabil Abdulrashid confirmed he had received death threats (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

What did Nabil’s followers say?

It wasn’t long before his followers have him support.

“Ignore the haters!!” one wrote. “Your act was genius and I laughed all the way through it.

You keep doing what you’re doing, you are talented and we need more humour in the world especially now.

“People are too sensitive these days, and what you did was old school comedy where it just made you laugh no matter what. If people are offended then ignore them and please keep on doing you. Amazing.”

Another said: “You keep doing what you’re doing, you are talented and we need more humour in the world especially now, you can only offend people who have done or experienced what you’re saying.

“Congratulations on getting to final.”

A third commented: “Doesn’t matter. Just do you and continue to make those with a sense of humour laugh.”

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Over 700 people complained about Nabil’s act (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

How many complained about Nabil on BGT?

Yesterday, The Sun reported that almost 1,000 people complained to Ofcom about Nabil’s act.

The newspaper said that 733 complaints were made about Nabil’s routine, while a further 136 weren’t happy with Amanda Holden’s dress.

One of his jokes stated: “People watching will think that it’s another one of those Black Lives Matter guys doing jokes about stop and search.

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“No, it’s a joke about being fat,” he continued.

“Big Narstie and I are both fat, we just both happen to be black too. Don’t throw in the race card guys!”

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