‘I’m sorry’: Zodwa Wabantu apologises for recent homophobic comments

‘I’m sorry’: Zodwa Wabantu apologises for recent homophobic comments

- 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”

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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."

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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:

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“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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Source: Briefly.co.za

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