London, June 12: Amir Khan has apologised to his fiancee Faryal Makhdoom who was left “disgusted” after he posted a photo of himself posing next to a scantily dressed Las Vegas pole dancer, while holding huge wads of cash.
The devout Muslim and former world champion had posted the picture on Twitter with the comment “Let’s play lol.”
But a humbled Khan, who recently got engaged, deleted the tweet and apologised to Makhdoom, 20, and his followers, who accused him of disrespecting their religion, the Mirror reported.
He claimed that the cash he is pictured holding was fake, and that the woman on the pole was not a stripper but a woman performing “acrobatics.”
Originally when she first saw the posting Makhdoom took to her Twitter account writing, “Ew. Woke up to something very disgusting and disturbing.”
She quickly downplayed her reaction adding: “Oh well! I’ll still smile through my day. Hehe.”
But when the backlash started against Khan, who she met in July last year, she then took to her Twitter account defending her husband-to-be.
The New York student tweeted: “Everyone needs to take a chill pill. I am aware of everything my man does. Thanks for the concern.
“However, there’s a big difference between a strip club and a normal club. I think most clubs in Vegas do have pole dancers. Even I knew that lol.
“Also, a relationship is all about trust, not stupid stuff like this lol,” she wrote.
Backtracking Khan, 25, later posted: “Hi everyone, I want to apologise for the picture I tweeted last week. I admit It was silly of me, but I wanted to make some things clear, first the money I held was fake money the club put on our table and the girl in the back is not a stripper, she was doing acrobatics on the pole.
“It is not a strip club. I wud never spend or waste money that way. I was in a club as a guest but believe I did nothing wrong, that’s why I tweeted the picture myself in the first place,” he tweeted. (ANI)