Abuse of a Racist Nature Directed Toward Sadiq Khan; His administration has stated that the choice about the placement of a statue honouring the late monarch should be made by King Charles III and the royal family.
Abuses were directed at the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on social media after it was mistakenly reported that he could prevent a new statue of Queen Elizabeth II from being placed in the city. There were reports in several British publications that Mayor Sadiq Khan had refused to provide a spot for a statue of Queen Elizabeth II on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, which has been used to display contemporary artworks since 1999.
In a statement clarifying the situation, Sadiq Khan’s office stated that King Charles III and the royal family would make the decision on the placement of a statue honouring the late monarch.
“Mayor of London has been repeatedly clear he stands ready to support the wishes of the Royal Family whatever they are and will ensure our capital has a fitting tribute to our longest serving monarch,” his office tweeted.
As a result of the false reports, Sadiq Khan received criticism from users of social media who claimed he did not demonstrate sufficient patriotism. Racist comments were also directed at the mayor of London, who has ancestors from India and parents who came to the UK from Pakistan. His grandparents were born in India.
This comes less than a week after London Mayor Sadiq Khan made the statement that there had been 230,000 racist tweets about him since he took office in 2016. According to what Sadiq Khan had claimed, the abuse that he encountered on social media was a direct result of inaccurate reporting that “demonised” him.
As a result of the false reports, Sadiq Khan has been criticised by users of social media for not displaying sufficient patriotism. The Mayor of London, whose parents are from Pakistan and whose ancestors were born in India, has also been subjected to racial abuse. His parents moved to Britain from Pakistan.
This comes less than a week after London Mayor Sadiq Khan stated there had been 230,000 racist tweets about him since he took office in 2016. In 2016, Khan became London’s mayor. According to Sadiq Khan, the abuse he encountered on social media was a direct result of inaccurate reports that would have “demonised” him.