MacG Trends: Old Mutual Pulls Sponsorship Over Transphobic Comments

MacG Trends: Old Mutual Pulls Sponsorship Over Transphobic Comments

- Old Mutual has pulled its sponsorship after MacG trended on Twitter over transphobic comments

- MacG discussed sensitive issues about the LGBTQI community in his latest episode of his podcast

- Social media users are divided on whether MacG should be cancelled or not following his "harmful commentary"

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MacG has been trending on social media following his latest podcast where he discussed some sensitive issues about the LGBTQI community. Some social media users are currently dragging the media personality while others are defending him.

The sponsors of Podcast and Chill with MacG have decided to terminate their relationship with MacG with immediate effect. The company took to Twitter on Tuesday, 26 January and shared a statement distancing itself from the podcast's discussion of the LGBTQI community. old Mutual said in a statement:

"We distance ourselves from the harmful commentary against the LGBTQI community and humanity at large."
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Old Mutual went on to say that MacG's commentary was both ignorant and insensitive.

Tweeps are currently divided and engaged in a heated debate over MacG's transphobic comments. check out some of their comments below:

@Sandile_K14 said:

"Instead of trying to cancel MacG, the LGBTQI+ community should be using this as an educational moment to teach people what's offensive and what's not. cause I honestly can't see the offense in this video."

@masi_nonxuba wrote:

"It’s difficult to convince a straight personal that homophobic and transphobic jokes are not funny because they are always laughing from the comfort of their privilege. As long as it’s not racial slurs or GBV promos, then it’s okay. The show must go on."

@Leerato__ commented:

"I've been a chiller for over a year now and MacG has always been like this man. He laughs at everyone and everything. It's who he is."
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@MantsoePout said:

"So SAns don't understand raw, unfiltered content. Cause that's not what Mac is doing. That is very homophobic and transphobic AND ignorant content. No one wants to 'bring MacG down'."

@phly_jellow added:

"Y'all wanted raw and unfiltered content... MacG has always been like this, were y'all expecting he'll change just for this episode. Oh snap."
MacG Trends: Old Mutual Pulls Sponsorship Over Transphobia Comments

Old Mutual terminated its sponsorship after MacG trended over transphobia comments. Image: @macgunleashed
Source: Instagram

In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Bontle Modiselle was a guest on the first episode of Mac G's Podcast and Chill for 2021 and revealed that she has a famous ex not many people know about.

Bontle opened up about a whole host of things. She spoke to Mac G about family, career, Covid-19 and her love life. One thing that caught most fans' attention was a story about her shortest relationship. Bontle added that it was really short and she called the relationship a rebound.

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The pair met when they were both part of a dance crew called 'Cryptic'. Mac G then concluded that Bontle is into very good-looking men, which she contradicted and said not all her relationships were with models.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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