Actor Vuyo Ngcukana plays the role of Schumacher in The Queen and criticised people who make use of the LGBTI+ community to spice up storylines but don't tell their stories accurately. Vuyo went on a minor rant on social media.
Vuyo Ngcukana portrays the character Schumacher in one of Mzansi's favourite TV shows, The Queen.
He is adored by fans of the show, and his journey to finding his sexual identity has led to many a debate amongst viewers.
Vuyo recently spoke up on how he feels about people who use the LGBTI+ community to spice up their storylines but fails to tell their stories accurately.
The LGBTIs are not props to spice up storylines or to entertain people, they aren’t accessories for parties and social media skits.
Vuyo went on to say the use of the community for benefit without showing proper respect should come to an end.
Stop treating people like sub-humans for your own benefit, you use gay slang and their fashion only to discard them after you’ve received your clicks and likes, respect them, respect me and what I portray, I'm tired of being polite and nice about this, stop it!
The actor hopes that his character in The Queen will create more awareness and lead to Mzansi actually caring about the people behind the stereotypes.
He also hopes that intolerance will one day stop and be replaced by understanding.
Briefly.co.za noticed that Vuyo went on a bit of a rant on Twitter:
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