Murad Merali, who is known for his daily and consistent Love Island content, has seen allegations and old videos surface that appear to show him engaging in foot fetish content centred and “raceplay” – a fetish focused on two people conseting to use racial slurs and detrogatory comments during sex.
Following these allegations coming to light, Murad has posted a YouTube video where he addresses them and also his past.
But the podcast host and YouTuber has now found himself at the centre of the drama, as he was called out on social media by fans after he claimed he coined a popular phrase related to the ITV reality dating show.
Murad Merali opens up his YouTube video with a trigger warning stating the content he covers is extremely emotional and is very heavy.
He says: “I don’t know how I’m going to begin this video but everything needs to be addressed with immediate affect.
“First and foremost the written content is not me, the severely derogatory comments are not written by me and I will stand by that – this is not who I am.
Some of this content is also not me and I can profusely apologise, I take full accountability for how this has come across and how everybody has felt from this content.
Some of this content is me, not now, not recently, in the last five to six years, not any moment now.”
He says: “I am praying to Allah that my life is taken, okay? I pray tonight I am gone. I genuinely pray from my heart of hearts that my life is taken. I can’t do this anymore and I know no body even knows this fucking shit, it’s all daily and consistent pretty pretty shit. I tried everything in my power to get out. I needed this to be addressed immediately and I needed to inform you of all the fuckery I went through because that is a huge part of what happened.”