Afrikaans singer Jay du Plessis got slammed for calling Trevor Noah a racist after the comedian made a joke in Xhosa at the 2019 Oscars. South Africans feel the singer is trying to use Trevor to be relevant.
South African singer Jay du Plessis took to social media to call comedian Trevor Noah a racist after he made a joke in Xhosa.
Trevor talked about 'growing up in Wakanda' and mentioned the Xhosa saying he made up on the spot: "abelungu abazi ubu ndiyaxoka".
Trevor said it meant "In times like these, we are stronger when we fight together than when we try to fight apart," but it actually just meant that white people don't know that he's lying, which was meant as a joke.
However, Jay wasn't impressed.
Mzansi does not really agree with the pop singer and feels that he is using Trevor's fame to try and be relevant.
Briefly.co.za's readers responded on Facebook and they were not holding back:
Ernest Ntate Khalata Mohau- Had he made a joke in Afrikaans and claimed black people didn't understand, you wouldn't be calling him a racist. Chill ou seun, chill. Ek hoop jy het my nou baie mooi verstaan.
Sia Ndude - We don't even know this Jay du-nusa. He's just trying to be relevant. Trevor have a right to speak his mother's language when ever he wants to.
OhOupa Sidell - Mxm. At least now we know there's an Afrikaner singer named Jay
Nieamatullah Rakeep - You have my vote Trevor! Who the hell is this Jay and Jou anyhow? Under which Rock did he now pop up?
Bongani Rampopo - I don't recall Zuma complaining about Trevor and he spoke a lot about him. What fuss does Jay have. He must take a chill pill!!!
Mzuvukile James Peter - Eintlik this so called Afrikaans Pop singer is only trying to get exposure through Trevor and yet we entertain him.
Akhona Siyah Berker - They jealous why mst we always explain when we speak in our own languages..but they dnt explain Afrikaans
MakaAndile Da Queen Mpala - He must chill ,Trevor is a comedian so if u take him serious u wil hv high blood pressure,chill dude.....
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