Apprentice Shazia Hussein claims she was ‘racially bullied’
‘I felt like I was under attack’: Apprentice Shazia Hussain said after the show’s diversity and inclusion work over the choice of the name of the cartoon giraffe that she was ‘racially claim to have been bullied by
- Shazia, 40, says the problem started when she named a cartoon giraffe ‘Yogita’.
- Relevant tasks included diversity and inclusion themes for preschoolers
- She complained about the three show stars, saying they had no BBC support.
Apprentice Candidate Shazia Hussain claims she was racist bullied while appearing on the show.
Reality show contestant Shazia, 40, said the problem started when she named Yogita the giraffe in a preschool cartoon during a diversity and inclusion-themed assignment. I’m talking
However, some of her team had trouble with the animal’s name, she claimed, and young children would not be able to pronounce it.
she said Sun: ‘I felt I was exposed to aggression because of that. I think it was racist.’
Her team won the mission, but she added:
Claim: Apprentice candidate Shazia Hussain, 40, claims she was racistly bullied while on the show.
“They[the BBC]brought in a diversity expert and talked to everyone, but I feel nothing has changed. I feel like
“The more I ask to leave my house, the more I feel bullied and harassed. I feel like the BBC has let me down.
she added that she complained As for the three candidates involved, she added that she didn’t think she heard anything more. she was fired after the fifth task “Because it was easy to get out of the situation.”
Shazia believes the BBC failed in its duty to care for her.
A spokesperson for The Apprentice said: “The Apprentice has a zero tolerance policy for bullying or threatening behavior of any kind.
“As soon as Shazia raised her concerns, an investigation was conducted and she received direct support from senior members of the production team.
“Apprentices have a strict code of conduct and we take all complaints very seriously and investigate them if necessary.
“As a result, if action is required, we will do it.
Statement: Shazia, a 40-year-old reality TV contestant, got her troubles started when she named Yogita the giraffe in a preschool cartoon during a task on diversity and inclusion. said.
“Throughout the process, there is always someone on hand to address any concerns, including five members of the production team who live in the house with the candidate during filming.
“If anyone wants to leave their home or process, candidates are free to do so at any time.
“Since the beginning of the process, Shazia, along with all other candidates, has received extensive and ongoing support from the BBC and production companies in all aspects of welfare, including managing social media.
“Duty of care for all candidates is our number one priority, and the support we provide before, during and after the exam is paramount.”
MailOnline has reached out to The Apprentice for further comment.
Lineup: Last week, The Apprentice announced a women-only Final Five for the second year in a row ahead of the Finals.
The series will consist of a total of 12 episodes.
Only two candidates will advance to the finals and secure investment in their life-changing business.
Two finalists must launch a new business to pitch to Lord Sugar and win £250,000 investment for a chance to become his next business partner.
The all-important interview episode took place on Thursday. That means the final episode, where this year’s winners will be announced, will take place on Thursday. March 23rd. 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Who will be Lord Sugar’s next business partner? Two finalists must start a new business and pitch it to Lord Sugar for a chance to win the £250,000 investment.