- Controversial activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has announced a career change
- Abdel-Magied will be moving into acting, starring in a new SBS television series
- The polarising figure moved to London in 2018 in the wake of public controversy
Mechanical engineer and Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has made a surprising career change following her recent move to London.
The controversial personality, who infamously ruffled feathers among the Australian public for her politically charged comments regarding Anzac Day, has taken to Instagram to announce her new role as an actor.
‘I am SO excited to let y’all know that I am making my acting debut’ she posted, under an image from the upcoming SBS television series Homecoming Queens, in which Abdel-Magied will play a major role.
Mechanical engineer and controversial activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has opted for a career change, announcing a move into acting
Her acting debut will see her playing a major role in an upcoming SBS television series titled Homecoming Queens
Created and co-written by Michelle Law, the series tells the stories of two young women as they deal with life after major illness.
The career move comes after a controversial 2017 for Abdel-Magied.
The outspoken 27-year-old incited the ire of millions of Australians last Anzac Day when she exploited the ‘Lest We Forget’ slogan for a political statement on Nauru, Manus Island, Syria and Palestine.
Abdel-Magied stoked controversy in Australia last Anzac Day after exploiting the ‘Lest We Forget’ for a political statement on Nauru, Manus Island, Syria and Palestine
That tweet ended up winning Abdel-Magied a free speech prize – but not before landing her in hot water with a significant portion of the Australian public.
Coupled with her often polarising views on issues of religion and politics, Abdel-Magied’s comments triggered a barrage of hatred that eventually forced her to leave the country.
She fled to London last September in the wake of the controversies, comparing Australia to an ‘abusive boyfriend’.
The tweet eventually won her a free speech prize, whilst simultaneously inciting the wrath of millions of Australians
The backlash from that and other public controversies prompted Abdel-Magied to move to London, comparing Australia to an ‘abusive boyfriend’