BBC news presenter Mishal Husain has said that her children were racially abused in a branch of Waitrose, a supermarket chain in the UK.
The journalist's three sons-Rafael, six, and twins Musa and Zaki, four were confronted by another customer who told them to behave like "proper English children".
Husain, described the incident in her Twitter feed, the Telegraph reports.
"Joy of the supermarket: irritable older gentleman tells me my tribe need to behave ''like proper English children,” she wrote.
The incident occurred at a branch of Waitrose near her home in Swiss Cottage north London shortly before the journalist flew out to Pakistan to report on the aftermath of the death of Osama bin Laden.
Meekal Hashmi, her husband, who is a lawyer, also described the incident in his twitter feed.
“My kids abused in Waitrose. Told off for not behaving like English children. Reminds me of life in Seventies. Sad how slowly things change,” he wrote.
"Wife shouted for manager and called for Racist to be confronted. He remained belligerently unremorseful. Waitrose handled it well,” he added.
The BBC declined to comment on the incident, describing it as a private matter.