SAS: Who Dares Wins accused of cultural and religious insensitivity by their contestant

Source: Metro

Channel 4’s programme SAS: Who Dares Wins has been accused by a contestant of not taking her religion into account on the show. Shireen Khan was the one to launch this complain against the authorities who appeared in last night’s (May 9, 2021) episode. She described her experience as incredible and said that it was something that she would never forget throughout her life.

She added that, “cultural insensitivity towards my Muslim faith and being a woman, held me back.” She was asked to strip off after a challenge but she could not walk on that path due to her faith. As a result of which, she had to stay with wet clothes on and thus risk hypothermia. In addition to that, she said that she was not very comfortable using an outdoor bucket which was given to them as a means of toilet while men were surrounding the ladies.

Source: Daily Times

Moreover, she was offered a vegetarian meal every time rather than the halal one. The audience did not get to witness these scenes as they were not shown on air. She said while confronting the show makers that, “I believe that there needs to be greater diversity on the show and the only way you can do that is by being more aware of cultural sensitivities. These are all barriers that are preventing people from diverse backgrounds from participating in Who Dares Wins and even joining the British Armed Forces.”

After have struggled a lot in carrying the heavy load up the mountain, Shireen was the first one to get eliminated and leave the show. On those lines she said that the weight she had been given to bare was not proportionate to her body weight while the other men in the competition were way heavier than her.


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