- Moja Love has come under the spotlight once again, this time for its new reality TV show, After Tears
- The show made its debut on Tuesday but was labelled "degrading to black South Africans"
- Viewers took to social media to share their two cents' worth about the show
Moja Love has once again sparked major debate and backlash from fans for allegedly “degrading black South Africans” and has been labelled as “insensitive to those it features”.
According to SowetanLive, the TV channel was dragged by social media users on Tuesday after the debut of it’s new reality TV show, After Tears. The show documents the deaths of significant people in the community and life after the burial.
The first episode of the show featured the death and funeral of Mlajero, who was reported as “a fun-loving 27-year-old who was popular for his dance moves and hosting the best parties”.
But viewers were gobsmacked by the parties that followed the death, as well as revelations that the young man had died of HIV/Aids.
Many viewers felt that the show was insensitive to reveal such personal information and the channel should have at least protected the family from the stigmas attached to the dreaded condition.
Here are some comments from Twitter:
SowetanLive attempted to contact Moja Love for comment on the allegations but was unsuccessful at the time. However, the channel’s head of production, Bokani Moyo, previously defended its content.
She added that the channel was reflecting the reality of so many people in South Africa.
“We are showing uncomfortable truths. It is true we live in a time, or society, where households are headed by women and the fathers of these children are nowhere to be found, or are not in the picture for whatever reason,” said Moyo in an interview with Metro FM in May.
Meanwhile, about two weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Moja Love had decided to axe the reality show, FBK Millionaires, and this after only showing four episodes.
TimesLIVE reports that there are claims that the show's star, businessman Kgopotso Tsekeleke Mmutlane, known also as DJ Coach, was faking his luxurious millionaire lifestyle.
The show started airing on 17 August, Briefly.co.za gathered. However, that weekend, fans were greeted by a message that stated that FBK Millionaires had been cancelled.
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