- Pastor Abraham Sibiya has been vocal about how he feels that ‘The Queen’ shows Christianity in a negative light
- He is mainly concerned with Rami Chuene’s character, Gracious Mabuza
- Rami Chuene has spoken out against him and feels that he has blown the situation out of proportion
Rami Chuene has come under fire for her character’s use of bible scriptures on ‘The Queen’ but she has spoken out against the pastor by telling him to relax.
In a Facebook rant, the Archbishop Elect of the International Anglican Orthodox Episcopal Communion, Abraham Sibiya came out to say that he did not agree with the way Rami’s character, Gracious quoted the bible.
He hinted in his post that his views were not a personal attack on the actress as he believes that she has done an amazing job at portraying Gracious Mabuza.
TimesLIVE reports that the archbishop feels that Christian values and the Bible are poorly presented in the series and he fears that viewers will assume that this is a true reflection of Christianity as a whole.
He goes on to say that Gracious’ actions are questionable and while he understands that it adds to the storyline, it borders on ridicule.
Briefly.co.za learned that Rami discussed the issue with the panel of presenters on ‘Trending SA’ stating that she was surprised at the backlash.
She feels that the pastor was overreacting and that the choice to use bible verses were purely creative license on the writer’s part.
Rami has discussed that she is not offended in any way by the comments she received from the pastor.
When she joined the cast, Rami thought that her character would stir up some controversy and she feels that the criticism just means that she is doing a good job with the role.
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