EastEnders viewers disgusted by Kat Slater’s ‘racist’ comment about Habiba Ahmed

EastEnders viewers disgusted by Kat Slater’s ‘racist’ comment about Habiba Ahmed

February 22, 2019

EastEnders viewers were disgusted by Kat Slater’s ‘racist’ comment about newcomer Habiba Ahmed.

Habiba and her sister Iqra, who are Masood’s nieces, turned up in Albert Square for the first time on Tuesday night.

Just two episodes in they have been subjected to some shocking abuse at the hands of Kat.

She mocked newcomer Habiba’s name while the rest of the Slater clan giggled in uncomfortable scenes.

While Habiba was in the toilet, she turned to Iqra and said: "You still here? Where’s Haribo?"

Horrified Iqra was visibly appalled as she replied: "Habiba."

Smiling Kat said "whatever" and burst out laughing.

Some EastEnders fans took to Twitter to voice their anger at the ‘blatant racism’.

One viewer said: "Absolutely disgusted that #EastEnders scriptwriters thought it necessary to use blatant racism against the character Habiba by having one of the Slater family refer to her as "Haribo".

"Honestly – in this day and age?"

Another added: "Lowkey racist Kat but okkkkkkk"

While a third, who referred to a racist incident on Celebrity Big Brother , said: "If jade goody gotCalled racist for calling shilpa shetty shilpa papadom surely kat calling that girl haribo is racist"

Others insisted that it was a hilarious moment and claimed those that did not were ‘snowflakes’.

Kat and Habiba actually made up after everyone was evacuated from the Queen Vic.

Habiba had left a tea towel on the hob to create a distraction so she could sneak upstairs.

She stole one of Mick’s waistcoats and presented it to Kat as a "peace offering".

"I didn’t like the way he spoke to you," she said.

Kat was impressed and insisted she could "chat up" Martin as much as she liked.

She said: "You start a fire, break into someone’s home and nick something for me?

"I’m getting you a drink."

*EastEnders airs on Friday night on BBC One at 8.30pm

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