- Florence Masebe has weighed in on the culturally offensive joke that KFC made earlier today on Twitter
- The veteran actress also slammed the fast-food company for shading Tsonga people
- The star expressed that tribalism is not a joke and KFC should not have shared the joke on social media
Florence Masebe has taken to social media to add her two cents to the trending hashtag #KFCMustFall. This is after KFC shared a bad joke about Tsonga people on Twitter. The veteran actress also slammed the popular fast food outlet for its distasteful joke.
The fast-food company shared a snap of some Tsonga ladies dressed up in their usual colourful clothes. The caption of the post read:
"When you don't know what colour to wear so you wear them all."
While KFC meant the tweet as a joke, it quickly went sideways with tweeps calling it culturally insensitive. KFC has since deleted the tweet and apologised for any offense the joke caused.
"We have deleted the tweet as it was not our intention to offend anyone. We agree that it was not thought through. While it intended to be humorous off the back of our Family Feud SA sponsorship, we respect every culture in Mzansi and we apologise," KFC said, according to TimesLIVE.
Florence took to Twitter to slam the company for "questioning" people's sense of humour.
"Stop questioning people's sense of humour when you get called out on your problematic statements. Tribalism is not a joke."
Check out some of the comments from Mzansi tweeps who were also offended by the joke.
"Do these big brands (the likes of Clicks and KFC) have black people in their marketing and social media teams?"
"A big brand like KFC can't make a mockery out of an African attire all in the name of 'joking'. They should rather stick to draining the oil on their meat instead of trying to be funny on Twitter."
"KFC deleted the tweet. We don’t accept your apology."
"Yesterday it was Clicks, today it’s KFC. What in the rainbow nation is going on in South Africa."
"I see lots of people who are not Tsonga commenting on this #KFCmustfall hashtag that there is nothing offensive about the KFC tweet. If it doesn't offend you STFUP!!! Y'all are the reason why these white companies continue to undermine us."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Jub Jub is back with another spicy show. The first episode of You Promised To Marry Me aired on Sunday night, 6 September. The show is about people who were promised marriage but ended up not getting married.
The first episode saw Jub Jub interrupting a whole wedding by bringing another woman, who was promised marriage by the husband-to-be, to the ceremony. She demanded to be married and even arrived with her own bridesmaids.
Mzansi celebs and tweeps took to Twitter to share their views on Jub Jub's new show. Judging from their reactions, Jub's new show got a lot of fans with just one episode. Lasizwe and Somizi are just some of our entertainers who shared their views on the new programme.
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