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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everyone, when I look at Freddie and his sister, they both look so different from their parents i.e more white and European looking... They definitely don't look Indian. Although one thing that does puzzle me was that Freddie did look Indian as a child, but pictures of him in his very early 20's and beyond he looks white and had more Europeanish features...


Do you think there was a white guy or girl in Freddie's ancestry?

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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What age did his family actually come to the UK? He had no Indian features at all except when he was a small child.

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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ethnicity is not the correct term. ethnicity refers to the racial group you feel you belong to

for example: i was born in england, but all my family before me are Irish, so i feel my ethnicity is irish

racially, freddie looked very much like his mother


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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddie is the perfect example of how hairstyle/facial hair/clothes/'roundness'/ and all round image can make you a different person.

Its difficult sometimes to think that the long haired higher pitched fella that is singing KYA in all that early footage is the same fella singing to 70000 people on stage at Wembley only 13 years later...

He might look different ethnically or racially but thats because he wanted to... whether thats a good thing or a bad thing is another argument completely....

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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't Freddie racially Persian though, and only culturally Indian?

As for looking Indian as a kid, I've only seen a couple b&w photos and a dark-haired kid with a tan from living in a sun-drenched country could probably pass for Indian in a b&w photo. Freddie's parents, having spent a lifetime in sun-drenched countries, would have been permanently tanned/aged from that more so than Freddie.

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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Double post.


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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sigh.

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Posted: 12 Aug 12, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never really thought about it, but it is an interesting topic.

You know, his background.


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Posted: 13 Aug 12, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jayc123 wrote: Hi everyone, when I look at Freddie and his sister, they both look so different from their parents i.e more white and European looking... They definitely don't look Indian. Although one thing that does puzzle me was that Freddie did look Indianas a child, but pictures of him in his very early 20's and beyond he lookswhite and had more Europeanish features...

Do you think there was a white guy or girl in Freddie's ancestry?


One theory could be that it goes all the way back to the days of Alexander The Great whose armies went all the way to Persia and Northern India.  :-)

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Posted: 13 Aug 12, 02:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was 17 when he came to England

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Posted: 14 Aug 12, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's parents were from an ethnic/religious minority in India, called Parsi/Zoroastrians. These people were from Persia (which look so much more similar to Europeans than Indians) and hundred years ago when Islam came to their country they needed to migrate to India.. Much more to say but I think that's enough for this specific Question