Peter Andre Extremely Offended When He's Told He Looked Like Terrorist

The Greek Cypriot singer is unsure why he was compared to a terrorist but he felt really insulted by the comment made by a stranger in a London train station.

AceShowbiz - Peter Andre was once told by a stranger that he looked like a terrorist. The Greek Cypriot singer, 49, was left feeling extremely insulted after the incident happened in London.

While he is still not sure if it was racially motivated, he objected to his appearance being picked on. "There was one time I came out of a train station in London with a backpack on and my hood up and no taxis would stop for me," the "Mysterious Girl" singer said in his column for the latest issue of new! magazine.

"Eventually one guy stopped and said to me, 'Just a word of advice, don't have your hood up and a backpack on, you look like a terrorist.' He actually said those words - I couldn't believe it and I felt really offended. Maybe it didn't happen because of my race, but it was because of my appearance."

It follows his admission in July he is still "scarred" from suffering bullying and racism as a child. The dad-of-four, who relocated from London to Australia when he was six before he found fame with "Mysterious Girl", said he was mocked over his appearance including his curly hair - which he still straightens today.

He said, "I recently appeared on 'Life Changing Stories - The Pride of Britain Podcast' with Carol Vorderman and we spoke about mental health and the racism and bullying I experienced as a child."

"I mentioned how I still straighten my hair as my curls remind me of being bullied as a kid. The reason for that is unfortunately when I look in the mirror I still see what those kids called me. So I got into the habit of straightening it, so I would see someone different from the outcast I was."

Peter added Carol advised him to try letting his past go, but he said some can be left "scarred for a lifetime" by racist abuse.

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