- Dr Tumi, renowned SA gospel singer, has responded to claims of him being homophobic by posting a two-part video to social media denying the rumours
- The celeb took to Twitter to clear the air after a tweep rehashed an old allegation about Dr Tumi refusing to attend a concert because Somizi would be the MC
- The story was rubbished back in 2018 but recently gained some attention so Dr Tumi felt compelled to address the allegations himself
Gospel artist Dr Tumi posted a two-part video to his Twitter account to address rumours that allege he is homophobic. The celeb declared that he is against discrimination in any form and that the claims were untrue.
The rumours started when some tweeps rehashed an old story about Dr Tumi and fellow gospel artist Lebo Sekgobela. The story alleged that the two singers refused to attend a gospel concert because Somizi Mhlongo would be the MCfor the event.
The story was rubbished originally in 2018 by all parties involved, including Somizi himself as well as the event organisers, but Dr Tumi said that it had been "bothering" him and that he was uncomfortable with lies being spread. So, he recorded himself and posted the videos to Twitter to ensure nobody was confused.
Dr Tumi spoke candidly in the footage and began by saying:
"Right from the onset I just want you to know that I am not homophobic. I truly have no reason to hate anyone, I don't hate or discriminate against anyone."
The gospel star also added how upset he was at hearing the rumours because he does not condone treating people unkindly nor discriminating against anyone:
"I was so saddened by it, seeing a few comments about it today because I don't like discrimination or when people are treated badly..."
Dr Tumi said that he hoped that the video had cleared up any uncertainty and that the truth had laid the lies to rest.
Watch the full videos he shared with his social media followers below:
Dr Tumi won the hearts of Idols SA viewers over. The multi-award-winning gospel star appeared as a guest judge on the show on Sunday and Mzansi fell in love with his "charm".
The I Keep Winning hitmaker continued his winning streak on the music competition as some of his fans heaped praise on him. Some even suggested that he should just stay on the show for good.
The talented musician was also applauded for not laughing at the contestants who came to the show to try their luck. Below are some of the comments from the viewers of the programme:
@princessLopie said: "Dr Tumi is very professional... He doesn't laugh at anything yaz... Maybe he should stay for good."
@vivilzzz commented: "Dr Tumi has presence waitse."
@FumbataMarcus wrote: "Dr Tumi is charming."
@LukhanyoUyanda added: "#IdolsSA can we all agree that, DR TUMI'S HEART."
The charming singer also took to social media to thank his fans who showed him love when he was the guest judge on the popular show.
"Thank you so much fam for the love and appreciation. Truly humbling to hear your kind feedback."
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