Does SA have double standards when it comes to reporting on racism?

Does SA have double standards when it comes to reporting on racism?

Racism is a serious issue in South Africa, but some believe there is a double standard when reporting on the matter.

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Adam Catzavelos made headlines recently after a video of him using the k-word went viral, and it sent shock waves through SA with tweeps calling for justice.

However, local YouTuber Renaldo Gouws took to social media to use Catzavelos' situation as an example of how there is double standards when reporting on racism in South Africa.

Briefly.co.za learned Gouws recently interviewed BLF's Lindsay Maasdorp, who said he would support a black person who sexually assaulted a white person.

The social media influencer said, "I see #AdamCatzavelos is trending at the top in RSA and rightfully so. Now, @tumisole, @News24, @IOL, @eNCA, @SABCNewsOnline, can I ask that you also make Lindsay Maasdorp, the national spokesperson of Black First Land First, trend for his [sexual assault] statements that he made on Sunday?"

Gouws recently backlash from Kgopolo Mphela, who said he was "at it again, bemoaning that there is a racism double standard in South Africa".

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Gouws defended his statements, adding he did not want to brush off Catzavelos' racism, but called on all 'racists' to be treated the same.

"I would gladly host you on one of my Sunday Debates to disprove my statement. Also, I am not "at it again". I am merely showing that one trends and the other is left alone," Gouws responded.

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