Guz Khan: 'Army of Thieves' star called to boycott 'Jurassic World' over racial slur

Khan's hashtag #BoycottJurassicWorld gained attention with viewers voicing shock at the use of the derogatory term


                            Guz Khan: 'Army of Thieves' star called to boycott 'Jurassic World' over racial slur
Guz Khan is known as Guzzy Bear (guzkhanofficial/Instagram)
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We can now officially count the hours on the clock with 'Army of Thieves' soon to drop! The Netflix comedy thriller has had fans riled up for a long time when it was announced in 2020 and were given a taste of what's to come in the San Diego Comic-Con of 2021.

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The Netflix movie looks extremely fun with a wild ride promised. The prequel will see the return of the much-loved character, Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer), who we met in 'Army of the Dead' as he gets involved in what a mysterious woman calls the biggest heist ever. When we say wild, we meant wild as the movie is set during the onset of a zombie outbreak. Zack Snyder, the master filmmaker can be trusted to come up with such amusing ideas. The movie will also feature talented new faces with comedian Guz Khan being one of the fresh characters. Read on to know more about the man who's also fondly referred to as Guzzy Bear.

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Guz Khan

Ghulam Khan who is better known as Guz Khan and occasionally Guzzy Bear, is a British comedian, impressionist, and actor. Born on born 24 January 1986 he is the youngest of three children. Khan is of Pakistani Punjabi Muslim descent and grew up on a housing estate in Hillfields, Coventry attending Stoke Park School. After graduating from Coventry University he went on to teach Humanities at Grace Academy. He is married and lives with his wife and four children in the West Midlands.

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Guz Khan's comedic career and rise to fame

Khan started a career in comedy in 2014 when he uploaded his first video to Facebook. Later in June of the same year, he performed on stage, opening for Aamer Rahman at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and followed it up at a comedy evening at the Library of Birmingham BBC Asian Network organized for Comic Relief, with 'Citizen Khan'. In June of 2015, he watched  'Jurassic World' and noticed a slur. He made a video expressing mock outrage at the apparent use of "Paki", a racial slur for people of Pakistani descent. In six days, the video was watched over 340,000 times on YouTube, and it had also received over 700,000 views on Facebook. Khan's hashtag on Twitter, #BoycottJurassicWorld gained attention with viewers taking to Twitter to voice their shock at the use of the derogatory term.

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Following this incident, the Birmingham Mail publicized the story, with Khan being interviewed by radio stations in the United States and Indonesia. Khan has gotten more opportunities following this case. December 2015, saw him perform at BBC Asian Network's Big Comedy Night. In 2017 he starred in the romantic comedy film 'Finding Fatimah', ' Borderline' and also performed on the BBC2 stand-up show 'Live at the Apollo'. He also appeared in the Netflix comedy show 'Turn Up Charlie' in 2019 and in 'Four Weddings And a Funeral' in 2020. He is best known for his four-part BBC comedy series 'Man Like Mobeen'. Khan is set to star in 'Army of Thieves' as the character Rolph.

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'Army of Thieves' is set to release on October 29, 2021, on Netflix

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