Television host, Janez Vermeiren, got dissed on social media after sharing his opinion on white privilege and people using the phrase 'the good old days'. According to Janez, people use it to talk about apartheid, but not everyone agreed with him.
Janez Vermeiren, popular TV presenter, got a lot of attention on Twitter after he shared his view on people who use the term 'back in the good old days'. Janez feels that white people use the phrase to get nostalgic about the apartheid era.
"Can white people please stop using phrases like "back in the good old days". I know we have crime and other issues but it's never OK to describe the past as something positive."
However, not everyone agreed with him, and they were quick to criticise him for putting all white people under the same label.
TimesLIVE reported that Janez blocked a good number of people who defended using the phrase to refer to the time in South Africa when apartheid was still around.
Janez insists that regardless of anything that might have been better years ago, the oppression of the time was unacceptable.
"It's pretty simple. No matter how bad things are in the country at the moment, it's better than Apartheid. Clearly a lot of white people don't understand this."
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Here's what some tweeps had to say:
@donnedwards - It's YOUR racist mindset that thinks of Apartheid as the "good old days". The phrase could equally refer to Mandela's presidency when the lights worked and everyone was looking forward to a non-racial country.
@allischmidt3 - So people should censor their memories? I don't think anyone will buy that because memories are built on the individual experience, it is up to the listeners to be wise enough to realize that fact + to realize memories are always look back through rose coloured glasses.
@helenketting - And can you stop bloody generalising? Everybody's "good old days" are different, for various reasons. And yes, a lot of things WERE better.
@debbiejustdoes - Aaaah you biscuit you!!! I see what you did... it made DannyK a bit relevant in a short way and you want some attention. Tsk tsk
@NStoffberg - Shows aren't doing well so he is doing what classic liberals, do use race.
@ElizeKruger7 - You mean SA'can whites are not allowed to say 'the good old days' , because of apartheid? We may not fondly remember our past? Guys, you are really, really pulling the poepol right out of the chicken now. What shall we call it? 'The bad old days' to be politically correct?
This comes about two weeks after singer Danny K and his comments on white privilege caused outrage among some of his followers.
Danny felt that not enough white people address racism when it rears its ugly head.
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