KSI has been filmed visiting a mosque in Bradford after being caught using a racial slur in one of his videos with the Sidemen. Watch below:
It all started on Sunday 2 April, when JJ was featuring in a Sidemen Sunday video with fellow members Miniminter, Zerkaa, TBJZL, vikkstar123 and W2S, alongside hosts Chunkz and Filly.
Playing their own version of 'Countdown', the team were challenged to create the longest possible word from a selection of nine random letters.
"Alright, look, we need points init, I don’t mean this maliciously," began KSI, knowing full well what he was about to say would be controversial, "But the word p***."
The whole group erupted in laughter but have now apologised for the incident. The video has also been deleted.
For those unaware, the word 'p***' is a derogatory term typically directed towards people of Pakistani and South Asian descent.
KSI apologised for the slur in a tweet posted on 3 April and wrote: "I wanna apologise for saying a racial slur in a recent Sidemen video. There’s no excuse, no matter the circumstances, I shouldn’t have said it and I’m sorry.
"I’ve always said to my audience that they shouldn’t worship me or put me on a pedestal because I’m human. Im not perfect, I’m gonna mess up in life, and lately I’ve been messing up a lot."
As well as apologising, the YouTuber said he's 'gonna just take a break from social media for a while'.
And now in a recent video - posted by TikTok account @zeesnan__s2 - KSI is filmed visiting a mosque to speak with Imam Asim, who leads prayers at the Al-Hikam Institute in Bradford.
The Imam can be heard saying: "With the intention of malice, even those probably sat on the side, they probably didn't understand, they must, they might have just been like laughed off."
To which the person filming the recording interrupted and said: "You know what, it was ignorance from what I saw."
The preacher replied: "Did I not mention that word, but that's what it is, it's part of learning.
"He's here to learn about what it is, he's never been in a mosque."
The YouTuber turned boxer, who was wearing a red durag, was seen listening closely to the Imam's words.
Commenting on the viral footage, one person wrote: "Nobody is expecting him to be commended for this but the least he can do is face up to his mistakes and educate himself, and he is doing that. As mentioned in the video, he is there to learn."
Another added: "The whole point of criticising people is to bring to light what they've done as wrong, to educate people and ensure it doesn't happen again.
"Going to speak to people, learn about it (and hopefully speak on it positively afterwards) is literally the aim of calling people out."
LADbible has contacted KSI's representatives for comment.Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @zeesham__s2