For those in the dark, Malaysian TV host Daphne Iking officially embraced Islam back in 2011, prior to tying the knot with her current husband, Azmi Abdul Rahman. Not only that, the Sabahan beauty has also been sporting a more modest look in a hijab since last year.
Of course, the stunning celeb was also not spared from unsolicited comments and questions from the public. Just recently, Daphne appeared to issue her response when people asked her on whether she misses eating pork after converting to Islam.
The video was posted on her husband’s Instagram, @joelebosi. “When I converted to Islam, a lot of people said to me, ‘Don’t you miss eating pork?’ And I told them, ‘Nope. Because I don’t really like eating pork.’ The reason is because we have a pig farm. We feed the pigs every day,” Daphne revealed at the beginning of the video. In addition, the “Belukar” actress was also spotted feeding milk to the pet hogs.
Meanwhile, Azmi, stated that he was initially taken aback by his wife’s keen fondness towards animals, including dogs and pigs. He said, “One of the many things i learned from my #bedifulwife @daphneiking was the love for animals, or any creatures of God, for that matter!! And of course, initially I was taken aback by her love of pigs and dogs in the kampung, as she gives them the respect like how all living things should be respected.”
Azmi, who’s also the manager to the “Bella” host, then added, “For me, as a Malaysian Muslim, we have been brainwashed to fear these animals, to treat them as dirty animals. I think that is the wrong way to educate our kids. These animals have been created by God. The same Creator who created human beings and all living creatures and they must be here for a purpose. And it’s definitely not with a purpose for us to kick them or ridicule them, as I’ve seen many times in the press.”
“My philosophy is simple, if you feel it’s dirty, just wash your hands! End of story. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, you’ll use disinfectant, am I right? So, if you’ve touched the pigs, just clean (samak) your hands!!!” Azmi ended his post.