- DJ Warras did not want any social media smoke last night
- The Gagasi FM drive time show host quickly retracted a tweet disparaging the social grant increase after #DJWarrasMustFall started trending
- Warras had previously said he does not agree with people being given an incentive to have kids they can't afford
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DJ Warras almost felt the mighty wrath of black Twitter when he tweeted that he didn't approve of child grants yesterday.
This after President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was increasing child grants by R500, for the next six months, in order to help South Africans relieve the financial stresses of Covid-19 work and movement restrictions.
Briefly.co.za reported that this was one of the measures outlined in President Ramaphosa's coronavirus economic relief speech.
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After the speech, Warras wrote, "I don't agree with the child grant payment, (even) before (Covid-19). That whole payment for children is just a s*** plan. People should not be incentivized to have children they can't afford."
Tweeps responded by calling him "insensitive" and "privileged" - #DJWarrasMustFall was soon trending, but Warras deleted the offensive and clarified before it could pick up too much momentum.
He said, "I have since deleted the tweet as the point I was making was not understood. I was trying to make a point about absentee fathers who leave single mothers and the state to bear the responsibility of raising their children."
Phew! That was close.
One celeb who was not so lucky to escape an epic Twitter dragging was our darling songstress Simphiwe Dana.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Ndiready hit-maker was called everything but a child of God for calling South African men gold diggers on Sunday.
Another celeb, DJ Shimza, had to quickly apologise for being rude to an up-and-coming DJ after #ShimzaMustFall trended a week and a half ago.
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