Casting agency owner’s alleged racial slurs sends shockwaves through entertainment industry

Casting agency owner’s alleged racial slurs sends shockwaves through entertainment industry

- Marie Anne Miller the owner of Talent Agencies has been implicated in a potential racist incident

- Voice notes have been posted on WhatsApp in which Miller allegedly calls black people useless and claims black people blame history for everything

- Miller and actress Gugu Xofa have become involved in a public spat

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Marie Anne Miller the owner of Talent Agencies which casts entertainment industry professionals and extras for TV shows such as Isidingo has been implicated in a potential racist incident. Miller and actress Gugu Xofa have become involved in a public spat after Miller insulted the actress.

A series of voice notes have now been posted to a group on WhatsApp which seems to be the voice of Miller. In the voice notes Miller (if the voice is hers) can be heard calling black people useless and inclined to blame history for all of their failures.

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Xofa claims the incident started when she posted a link to a workshop for aspiring actors and directors to a group chat of which Miller was a member.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Miller allegedly responded by saying members would waste their money. Xofa said she told Miller the workshop and classes were free of charge.

SowetanLive.co.za reported that things took an ugly turn from that point when Miller said Xofa could not spell classes. Xofa responded by saying English was not her mother tongue and switched over to Zulu.

Miller responded by voice note and said the following:

"Remember your forefathers, our forefathers, we are not responsible for what happened to you, and you are not responsible [for] what happened to us. So, you want to stick by my side, fit in or f**k off.

"I am willing to help people who are rational and straight in their minds. Don't come with history and all that sh*t. It is not my problem..."

Miller went on to say that she was tired of the old argument about race and noted that she was white because her skin was white while Xofa was black because her skin was black.

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Miller also accused black people of being lazy and blaming other factors for not getting work instead of looking at themselves.

SowtanLive.co.za spoke to Miller on Thursday. She told the publication that she did not mean everything which she had said in the voice notes and actually had no problem with black people.

Miller said she had lots of black friends and she always tried to help them and even purchased wine for them.

The SABC said it was not aware of the incident but it condemned any racist incidents.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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