- Phat Joe returned to radio on Monday, 29 July after he was unscheduled for nearly 3 weeks
- The SABC also held workshops for its talent and production teams to retrain them on the BCCSA Code, the Broadcast Act and SABC's editorial policies
- Mzansi fans were elated at the radio star's return
After a nearly 3 weeks' absence from radio, Phat Joes returned to airwaves earlier today on Monday, 29 July, much to his fans' excitement.
The SABC confirmed that the Radio 2000 breakfast show host had been “unscheduled until further notice” earlier this month in the wake of backlash over his comments about the LGBTIQ+ community.
The radio star had weighed in on a debate around comments made by Zodwa Wabantu claiming that gay people were too dramatic and “forget that they don’t’ have vaginas”.
Phat Joe shared his thoughts and allegedly asked why gay men would not accept how hard it was “for most people to accept their lifestyle”.
But his comments drew a backlash from the LGBTIQ+ community, who welcomed the SABC’s decision to unscheduled the radio star. But some shared their disappointment with the SABC’s move.
A complaint was lodged with the BCCSA. In response to the complaint, the SABC said despite Joe apologising to a listener and sharing his own experiences, they felt the matter could have been dealt with better, and decided to take against Joe by unscheduling him from radio for three weeks.
According to TshisaLive, besides pulling Phat Joe off air, the SABC also held workshops with all its talent and production teams to “retrain them on the BCCSA Code, the Broadcast Act and SABC's editorial policies to ensure that there is no recurrence”.
Joe also apologised on air during his show this morning (Monday, 29 July), and instantly became a massive talking point on social media. Fans were delighted on his radio return.
About a month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Both Phat Joe and Palesa Morgan have been sharing their anticipation about the arrival of their baby girl on social media.
Phat Joe posted a pic from Palesa’s baby shower earlier this year, and mentioned Palesa’s due date was 31 May. Briefly.co.za stalked their social media pages since then, waiting in anticipation of the first pic, but unfortunately they haven’t posted any just yet.
Although the couple choose to keep their personal lives private, Palesa couldn’t contain her excitement. Palesa took to Instagram to explain her absence. She said she was busy being a mommy.
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