- 7 de Laan made history with its first on-screen kiss between two men
- The action revolved around the relationship between Shawn Basson, played by Deànré Reiners and Emile played by Christopher van der Westhuizen
- The saucy seen has sparked a lot of interest on Twitter with some people praising the show for addressing current issues
The popular Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan has made history with an on-screen kiss. The show featured its first gay kiss.
Shawn Basson, played by Deànré Reiners, has admitted that he is in love with Emile. Emile is played by the talented Christopher van der Westhuizen.
The two men shared the fist on-screen kiss between two men.
"Prejudice against the LGBTQIA + community has caused serious social issues with consequences that are sometimes fatal. Research further indicates a far-reaching negative impact on society as a whole as a result of homophobic behavior. Television programs such as '7th Avenue' act as potential and key avenues for changing discriminatory attitudes and behaviors toward LGBTQIA + community, "Kayleen Bessit, PR researcher according to Jacaranda FM.
Twitter users reacted to the moment and shared their thoughts in the comments section:
"I think I'm going to start 7de Laan from s1"
"The kiss between Shawn and Emile was the longest kiss I've watched in a soapie. Even though there was awkwardness in the room, gay kisses on tv shows do matter, because nothing about it can be hidden, it happens. Soapies that speaks about reality Rainbow flag"
"#7delaan ya'll did this and it was amazing.. thank you... After everything Shawn has been through he deserved this!!!"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that social media star Lasizwe Dambuza is becoming the next celebrity to experiment with drag. Taking to social media, Lasizwe showed off his drag queen look and let his fans know who his alter ego is. He captioned the post:
"I would like to re-introduce you to Nomatriquency."
Lasizwe is openly gay and is not shy about it, he usually wears makeup and tries on different looks to fit his style, but he is now branching into drag and the fans are loving it.
The reality television star is not afraid to be who he is and it shows. Lasizwe is letting the world know that he's done with the world of mgowo and he's keeping it moving. His drag look consisted of bold makeup with red lips and a sexy auburn wig.
In other news, Ayanda Thabathe has come to the defence of her ex-husband Andile Ncube after he was accused of being secretly gay by a faceless social media user. Since then, Ncube has been trending online as Mzansi digested the drama.
The Twitter user with the handle @BadubeS claimed that the reason behind Ayanda and Andile's divorce was due to his sexuality. The social media user also blamed Andile for the publicising of Somizi and Mohale's alleged marriage scandals.
However, Ayanda Thabethe quickly shut down the rumours by taking to her Twitter account to set the record straight. She refuted the claims that she walked in on her ex-husband with another man.
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