- Entertainer and media personality, Zodwa Wabantu, has used her reality TV show as a platform from which to apologise for anti-gay statements made recently
- During the show, Zodwa told her viewers, “I’m sorry guys”
- The apology follows on from Zodwa’s comments about gay men, where she said that woman have to “accommodate them”
South African entertainer and media personality, Zodwa Wabantu, known as SA’s ‘Vosho Queen’, has come forward on her television show, Zodwa Uncensored, to apologise for recently-made homophobic comments that she made in a previous episode.
Among the things Zodwa said was the remark that at the end of the day, gay men can wear as much make-up as they want, they still don't have lady parts, Briefly.co.za reported.
She also said:
"We accommodate you guys because you wear make-up and when we (women) talk about men you always there echoing the stories."
Now, Zodwa has apologised via her show, Sunday World reported, telling viewers:
“I’m sorry guys. No one has the right to abuse others. I walk around naked, I don’t expect to be abused or raped. So I appeal to people out there not to abuse or rape LGBTI people.”
The controversial entertainer added:
“My friend sent me a message explaining. Where I said (we accommodate you), my friend says that statement is homophobic because it means that I am saying gay people do not have rights. I am taking back what I said. I profusely apologised for what I said.”
After Zodwa made the initial anti-gay comments, local entrepreneur, model, and actor, Mohale Motaung, who is engaged to Mzansi media personality, Somizi Mhlongo, called for her show to be cancelled.
Mohale rallied behind the hashtag #ZodwaCancelled, along with many other South Africans.
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