- Phat Joe and Gerry Rantseli have been caught making homophobic comments in a viral clip of Cheeky Palate
- The TV personality adds this latest issue to a list of others that members of Mzansi have had with his talk show
- Members of the public contacted brands associated with Phat Joe and Rantseli as well as demanded action from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission
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Phat Joe's new talk show has come under fire again for inappropriate content. The latest problem viewers found with the 1Magic show was Phat Joe and Gerry Rantseli having a homophobic conversation. A clip of the talk show went viral online and tweeps were not impressed.
The clip made reference to the notion that some Christians interpret the Bible as condemning homosexuality. Twitter users immediately took action and called on associations like the United Nations Women, with whom Rantseli is affiliated, and the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa.
Phat Joe and Rantseli decided to add their take on "homosexuality is a sin". South African Twitter users were quick to remind the personalities that both freedom of religion and sexuality are protected under the Constitution. Others also added that religious and theology scholars are divided on the translation of the passage of the Bible that they were quoting.
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Tweeps reported the show to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission for violating their code of conduct. Many Twitter users also added that homophobic discourse contributes to violence against the LGBTQI+ community, which should not be tolerated.
@Thabby19851: "It’s very disheartening to watch homophobes justify discrimination. I am lost for words. This is how people get violated, people just hide behind this stuff called Bible/God to hate other people. This has to stop."
In other Phat Joe and Cheeky Palate-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Rami Chuene's thoughts on the Bible and homosexuality.
Rami Chuene shared her thoughts about how the Bible supposedly addresses homosexuality. The topic was re-ignited by a show on 1Magic called Cheeky Palate, where the controversial issue was addressed.
The episode, hosted by Phat Joe, featured a few well-known guests including pastor Gerry Rantseli-Elsdon, Joshua Maponga and Zwai Bala. Rami Chuene weighed in on the chat that suggested that homosexuality was unnatural.
Taking to Twitter, Rami posted: "Homosexuality has always been the easy target because it is the only natural thing classified as unnatural, labelled as a behaviour in the Bible. And that’s the first mistake. A big mistake."
More Twitter users jumped in to add their opinions, some adding their own beliefs and many agreeing with Rami's take.
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