Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung’s fans and followers have lashed out at the star for describing his friends as “poor”.
On Twitter, Somgaga posted a video of his holiday at the Ematendeni nature reserve where he and his friends are actually glamping.
Fans and followers of Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung have lashed out at the star for labeling his friends as “bad.”
Somizi was standing atop a treehouse in the video, looking down at his buddies. He then yelled “Hello poor people” jokingly to them from above.
Yet users of Twitter weren’t entertained.
There was one person, @mavsipho, who said, “Yoh, poor people.” It’s so cruel and disrespectful to me. Thought u inspire n empower people, never expected that from you. But I can believe it with all the headlines u are making lately. It’s disappointing.’ Oh. (sic)
The “Idols SA” judge quickly responded to the comment, saying: “Are u in that video … are u one of my friends down there who are not offended by the joke … why are u personalising this … heal pls … what and who ur has nothing to do with me”.
This infuriated tweeps even further.
@CIOSASMI said: “That hello poor people struck my heart am heartbroken especially knowing that i dont have anything to buy for my newly born baby”.
However, @Mangwelicious1 said: “We are materially poor indeed SomG but rich in spirit.We are grateful for the little we have dear and we are also happy that you have really made it in life and we pray for more blessings upon your life. Enjoy SomG”.