- Controversial podcast host MacG has hit back at those who attempted to cancel him
- His rant resulted in him slamming South African celebrities for hypocrisy
- Social media users seemed to agree with him as he gained over 10 000 subscribers for his podcast
It seems there’s no such thing as bad publicity after all. After MacG trended earlier this week for blasting celebrities and their “selective activism”, the podcast host gained over 10 000 new subscribers.
MacG’s rant came after he was accused of transphobia and essentially ‘cancelled’ by the Twitter mob. The host, however, refused to stay down.
After Old Mutual dropped their sponsorship of his podcast, MacG returned with his guns blazing. The controversial media personality called out celebrities, specifically Thando Thabethe for “selective activism”.
He wanted to know why many were ready to write him off but said nothing when sexual abuse allegations were leveled against DJ Fresh.
His comments caused division among social media users but it seems many took his side - over 10 000 people to be exact. After his rant, MacG’s subscriber count grew enormously as tweeps vowed to show him support.
Twitter user Clemy_Media said:
"Imagine it's the 3rd full day #MacG is trending here on twitter this brother does great job we appreciate him so much, I wish him nothing but the best in the podcast industry."
"We appreciate you @MacGUnleashed @podcastwithmacg I've been a chiller need to be a member now #MacG"
"Bro still trending at number 1"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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."
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:
"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."
"It’s difficult to convince a straight person 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."
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