The 27 year-old-model, who is of Pakistani descent but was raised in America, sparked a debate among her 861,000 followers by using the phrase – which is short for Pakistani – but typically used as a derogatory label.
Faryal – who later changed the caption after fan backlash – had shared a picture of herself dressed in a baroque print Shalwar kameez – a traditional Pakistani outfit consisting of a long shirt over trousers – that she captioned: 'The p*ki inside of me :)'.
Controversial: Faryal Makhdoom sparked social media outrage on Monday as she referred to herself as a 'p*ki' whilst clad in tradition Pakistani dress in an Instagram post
However, several of the model's fans took offence at her choice in wording, taking to the comments to voice their outrage, with several demanding that she edit the caption.
Outraged fans wrote: 'Re phrase yr status . I am not Pakistani but I find that word 'P…' very offensive and derogatory ! If you claim to be a public figure and married to a man who is always in the public eye choose your words wisely or go get some education in culture and diversity !'
'“P*ki” is a word that was used just before “go back home” , insult and target Asians and the people of Pakistan .. my children are half Pakistani and I wouldn't allow them to ever call themselves “p*ki” – “Pakistani” , yes, but not the word that white people in England once and still do play with.'
'You influence people , and they look up to you – please kindly use “Pakistani “ and not a word that takes away from it . X'; 'Say Pakistani I think it offends less people'.
Divisive: The 27 year-old-model, who is of Pakistani descent but raised in America, sparked a debate among her 861,000 followers by using the phrase (pictured with husband Amir Khan)
Yet Faryal was defended by some of her followers, who reasoned the term does not have such negative connotations in America, where Faryal was raised.
They posted: 'We always have to attack her if it is her choice of clothing her caption whatever SMH. Tomorrow it's going to be how she parted her hair. Grow up everyone refers to Pakistanis as P*kis I have never heard it otherwise in the US
'she is American and in America it is not a derogatory term – only in the UK. Never the less, she is a public figure and should be aware of this. Some people are saying she lives in the UK she should know by now but not necessarily because people around her may use the term too.'
Debate: Several of the model's fans took offence at her choice in wording, taking to the comments to voice their outrage, with several demanding that she edit the caption
Two hours after uploading the picture, Faryal edited the caption to replace 'p*ki' with Pakistani, and also shared an apology on her stories.
She penned: 'Sorry guys, I'm American and saying p*ki – short of Pakistani isn't offensiver here. But I believe it is in the UK, so apologies… I'm fully Pakistani myself so I would NEVER mean to say it in any wrong way… apologies x'
MailOnline has contacted Faryal's representatives for further comment.
Apology: Two hours after uploading the picture, Faryal edited the caption to replace 'p*ki' with Pakistani, and also shared an apology on her stories
Faryal's divisive use of language comes just shortly after she was caught in another gaffe, when video footage emerged of the mother-of-two calling Caitlyn Jenner by her earlier name of Bruce.
Pointing at the former Olympian at the ESPY Awards in June, the make-up entrepreneur was seen giggling as she informed her husband Amir that 'Bruce' arrived on the red carpet.
The clip was released soon after her boxer other half, 31, issued a heartfelt apology following the same actions as his wife, for which he was slammed as being 'transphobic'.
Caitlyn underwent gender reassignment surgery in January 2017, almost two years after she revealed her decision to transition.
In an apology, Amir took to Instagram to share: 'I made a genuine mistake at the #ESPYS Calling @Caitlyn_Jenner Bruce was in regards to their sports image, as an Olympian…
'It's been brought to my attention that it was wrong regardless. Therefore I would like to apologies [sic] to the transgender community.' .
Gaffe: Faryal's divisive use of language comes shortly after she and her husband were caught in another gaffe, when they referred to Caitlyn Jenner by her earlier name of Bruce