Connie and Shona Ferguson receive Twitter backlash for their new show

Connie and Shona Ferguson receive Twitter backlash for their new show

- Shona and Connie Ferguson took to social media to drop the trailer for Ferguson Films' new project, Kings of Joburg

- The show will be premiering on Netflix and had fans jumping into the comments to share their opinions on the first look

- Tweeps were ruthless and many wrote about how they didn't like the Fergusons casting actors they have collaborated with previously

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Shona and Connie Ferguson recently announced that Ferguson Films' latest project, Kings of Joburg, will be released on Netflix.

Shona dropped the trailer on his Twitter account and fans reacted immediately. Supporters were complimentary and voiced how excited they were for the show to come out.

Some commenters were not that keen. Tweeps decided to respond with memes, jokes and criticism that mostly centred around Kings of Joburg starring actors that fans know the Fergusons have collaborated with before.

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Connie and Shona Ferguson receive Twitter backlash for their new show

Connie and Shona Ferguson had tweeps arguing about their new show. Source: @connie_ferguson/Instagram
Source: Instagram

Arguments broke out on the platform as people heatedly discussed the couple's company employing performers that they have worked with multiple times.

There were some users who thought it hilarious that tweeps were getting worked up. Saying that Connie and Shona were allowed to do whatever they wanted with their money and that people needed to stop being entitled.

Others argued that the audience's view matters because that is who will be watching the show and determining its popularity.

There were also those who said that Twitter users would get loud about not supporting the show and then watch it eagerly as soon as it gets released.

One user responded by saying that criticism is important in order to improve:

@PeeloveNxumalo: "Hau of course we want them to continue prospering. Criticism doesn't mean we want their business to burn to the ground. They must still collect their coins but just improve."
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Mostly, tweeps were salty about the fact that they wouldn't be seeing that many new faces on the show.

In previous Ferguson-related news, also reported on Shona tweeting out information about the new series, Kings of Joburg when he first dropped the trailer.

Shona Ferguson took to social media to announce the premiere date of the highly-anticipated series titled Kings of Joburg. The Ferguson Films co-owner took to Twitter on Wednesday, 11 November to share that Kings of Joburg will make its debut on Netflix on 4 December.

Shona, who is part of the show's cast, shared the trailer of the series with his Twitter followers. The star-studded cast that spotted in the trailer includes the likes of Zolisa Xaluva, Masechaba Ndlovu, Sello Sebotsane, Tsholo Matshaba, Cindy Mahlangu, Thembi Seete and Buhle Samuels, among others.

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Most of the cast members are part of Ferguson Films' The Queen telenovela. Shona captioned his post:

"It’s official. The countdown has begun. #KingsOfJoburg is coming to @netflix @netflixsa on the 4th DECEMBER 2020."

Social media users have shared their mixed reactions in the comments of Shona's post.

@KaluwelwaDuma wrote: "I'm getting Netflix just for this."
@Ta_Saider1 said: "Can't wait to watch it."
@Fofoza_Junior commented: "It seems interesting though, but should have brought in new characters, because it looks like The Queen still."
@7badanile said: "Can't wait to see it... Congrats to the Fergusons. They have really changed the game."
@fortunendiyamba added: "Congratulations for the new project @Shona_Ferguson and @Connie_Ferguson. You are an inspiration and only the sky is the limit. Keep up the good work."

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