Loyiso Bala sent his brother a happy birthday message on Twitter that sparked outrage. The musician was labelled homophobic and accused of hiding it behind religion. Loyiso apologised for the tweet.
Loyiso Bala took to social media to wish his brother the best birthday, but his tweet caused quite a stir and left many people seriously upset.
The musician tweeted, in part:
"As I said to him, 'I'm in no position to judge you but to love you and to always point you to Christ. Your relationship with him will define your life’s purpose'."
This didn't sit right, and soon Loyiso was labelled homophobic, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
Now he has taken to social media again, this time to apologise for the tweet and to make it clear that he meant no offence with his words.
"I tweeted a post that offended the LGBTI community. I sincerely apologise as it was not my intention to hurt anyone, but to express my love for my brother."
Loyiso also wanted people to know that he is all for equal rights.
Loyiso's fans couldn't help but comment and say that people are offended too easily, while others thought his apology wasn't really sincere.
@LutendoMagoro - It’s tough being a celebrity
@THEOLA07 - People on Twitter read too much into things.
@Trixx_Ray - You were probably advised by your team to apologise. You initially didn't see anything wrong with your tweet and you probably still don't but alas.....
@Afiba_sa - You have a funny way of showing love to your brother. You still haven’t removed the tweet meaning you stand by what you said. Shame maaan Loyiso
@KhanyoSmith - I wonder what wrong did you Do honestly. Yhuuu Abantu can be over sensitive .
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