- Singer Steve Hofmeyr claims that there have boycotts against him because of his outspoken views on the government
- Hofmeyr also said the boycotts have been felt heavily by his wallet
- The singer has gotten himself into a lot of trouble for his 'right-wing' comments
Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr is well-known for his outspoken attitude towards the government and claims he lost a lot of money because of it.
The singer has been in hot water for his comments that are seen as right-wing on many occasions.
According to a report by TimesLIVE, the singer has been quoted saying certain aspects of the apartheid era was "brilliant".
Recently, Hofmeyr stated on social media that he lost money because of boycotts against him. He added that he doesn't criticise the government to get any rewards.
Many performances by the singer have been affected by boycotts and he addressed this when he commented on a tweet by journalist Lin Sampson.
Sampson stated she lost many followers when she shared her admiration for Hofmeyr. Another Afrikaans singer, Jay du Plessis shared his thoughts on the matter as well.
In 2016, The Citizen reported that Hofmeyr stated he could follow back his African roots further than Julius Malema and said he would not have supported the Soweto march of 1976 because they didn't want an Afrikaans education.
It is comments like these that upset many South Africans enough to want to boycott the famous Afrikaans singer.
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