- The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has explained what they found against DJ Fresh after their investigation
- The popular DJ was dismissed by Metro FM after being accused of using foul language on air
- The BBCSA found that Fresh meant no harm to any listeners, but he should have been more in control of his emotions
DJ Fresh's fans have been waiting to hear what the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA had to say after they reprimanded the popular DJ and he was fired by Metro FM.
According to the BCCSA, it did not seem that Fresh meant any harm with the word he used on-air, but as a professional DJ, he should have known better than to use it at all.
Nokubonga Fakude, BCCSA commissioner, said:
“The host did not intend to offend listeners nor cause harm to children who could have been part of the audience.
"The words were however distasteful and as an experienced presenter, the host ought to have had more control of his emotions.”
It all began after a listener, Daniel Mokwa, complained about Fresh using the word 'msunery', which isn't a real word but refers to a person's backside in an inappropriate way.
TimesLIVE reports that David complained Fresh used an adaption of the Zulu swear word and in a separate incident, he told another listener to 'stop tweeting from his arse' in May.
The BCCSA further said:
"For an ordinary listener with regular sensibilities, it may not be concluded that the host meant ‘umsunu’ … The word arse is a common word which is often considered to be slang and vulgar language. Considered in context, this statement was distasteful and amounted to vulgar language."
Briefly.co.za gathered that the SABC said it suffered 'considerable negative publicity' and the whole incident 'caused irreversible, adverse and negative brand image which has resulted in embarrassment and humiliation to the brand'.
Despite all this negativity, Fresh has moved on to bigger and better things and is happier than ever.
South Africans all over the country have been showing him immense support and vowed to follow his career moves.
Perhaps this whole thing worked out for the best. For Fresh, at least. Metro FM has lost many fans because of what happened.
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