- Leon Schuster's films have been removed from streaming platform Showmax
- This comes as the platform removes any sign of perceived racism
- However, Mzansi has come to the comedian's defence, adamant that he had caused no offence
Leon Schuster is a beloved South African filmmaker, well known for adopting all sorts of disguises to prank unsuspecting passersby.
With the Black Lives Matter movement captivating the world, Showmax has opted to remove a number of Schuster's films including You Must Be Joking, You Must Be Joking Too, Oh Schucks…It’s Schuster, Sweet ‘n Short, Schuks! Pay Back the Money, and Frank and Fearless.
News24 reports that Richard Boorman, head of communication for Showmax, has confirmed the films were removed over being possibly racially insensitive.
In his own defence, Schuster told Netwerk24 that he was 'shocked' over the incident, disbelieving that his films could do any harm.
Numerous citizens have echoed the 69-year-old's views on the matter, defending an iconic SA personality that formed part of many people's childhood.
As far as the hint that the films were racist in nature, countless people expressed the view that Schuster had actually exposed racism in his work, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Take a look at just a few of the many responses to the incident below:
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