- Skeem Saam viewers have responded positively to the gay story line on the hit show
- Clement has come out as gay and has to endure prejudice from those he loves
- Social media users expressed their appreciation that the show was exposing the harsh reality of the LGTBQI+ community
Skeem Saam viewers have praised the hit show for exposing the ongoing struggle members of the LGBTQI+ community go through in Clement's current storyline. Clement has to endure the reactions of friends and family after coming out the closet.
The character was even more hurt when his own mother struggled to accept his sexuality. Rejected by family and friends, the dejected Clement was left feeling like a pariah. Thankfully, support came in the form of Dennis and Pretty. The pair have provided comfort during this difficult time.
Clement's story reflects the reality of thousands of queer individuals all over the world. The relatable content was appreciated by many Skeem Saam viewers. Twitter user TebogoMaphotho3 said:
"We need more education on homosexuality.The hatred is shocking, reality is the exact thing is happening at someone's home. I suspect Dennis is also gay. The abuse with Sthoko says a lot. He probably couldn't accept who he is. I could be wrong. Happy Pride Month."
"Clement’s dad, wow... Skeem Saam playing my story. This is my life."
"This Clement storyline on #SkeemSaam is going to give so many young kids a voice. The beauty of a platform like #SABC 1 is that social messaging reaches people far and wide in a language they understand. Kudos."
"Dennis standing up for his son like how a father should do."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Lesego Marakalla has quit the hit show Skeem Saam. According to reports, the actress is retiring the role of Rachel Kunutu after eight years to study full-time.
Lesego played the role of Rachel Kunutu, a fan favourite who trended frequently on social media. Her final appearance on Skeem Saam will be on 19 June. She took to social media to share her farewell message and thank her beloved fans.
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