After the first four guests of The Braai Show With Cassper Nyovest were announced, Somizi topped the trends list. Not because viewers are excited to see the bubbly media personality back in action, but because many thought cancel culture was in full effect.
Cancel culture in simple terms, means that when a prominent person gets caught up in a scandal, which is largely influenced by Gender Based Violence of all sorts, they have to have their privileges stripped away. These include their sources of income, their media presence and so forth. Basically, the celebrity should be cancelled in other words, they should not be celebrated anymore.
Tweeps thought that Somizi Mhlongo would get the exact same treatment and get cancelled. Well all was “going well” when Metro FM, Idols SA and Bathu elbowed Somizi, however when he was announced as one of the guests on the Braai Show, social media went on a frenzy.
Phil Mphela announced that former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, beauty and make-up influencer Mihlali Ndamase, music superstar Makhadzi, Somizi Mhlongo and iconic actor Presley chweneyagae are going to be the first guests on Cassper’s show.
TV: #TheBraaiShowWithCass guests
The first season with Cassper as host of #TheBraaiShow is set to air on SABC1 tomorrow
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) September 7, 2021
Here’s how social media reacted:
I thought Somizi was canceled. https://t.co/wfPqsvPok0
— Sweet_T (@Tsietsi_Mohale) September 7, 2021
etc won an Oscar. and is a brilliant actor. while somizi stands accused of abuse. he should not even be on this lineup. https://t.co/Od8xWGqH9R
— mpho a. ndaba (@Manofcolor_) September 7, 2021
Until this day I still don’t understand how Somizi Mhlongo and Karabo Maboe lost their jobs but Bishop I Makamu still has his🤷🏾♀️#WhenToTakeTheRingOff Bonginkosi Khanyi Babes Wodumo Kamo Mphela pic.twitter.com/iIOUccN40f
— a.chocolate.mammiiee🇿🇦🍫👑 (@Zanelepatsa1) September 7, 2021
Somizi 😴😴😴 https://t.co/QBWpge0ZY9
— MaKhumalo (@KotaTheFoe) September 7, 2021
Somizi is part of the LBGQ community and those people are in positions of power & will never throw their own under the bus. As for AKA, we are yet to see him recover fully.
— NkosiTheGreat (@NkosiTheGreat) September 8, 2021
We are tired of seeing Somizi yho https://t.co/lLv0xAC9ss
— Rolivhuwa.😊🏳️⚧️ (@ReezaySA) September 8, 2021
Somizi Mhlongo is accused of abusing his estranged husband Mohale Motaung both physically and emotionally. The entertainer denied these allegations and said he just wants to have a smooth divorce as heartbroken as he is.
In other news – Babes Wodumo speaks out after her viral video screaming for help
Babes Wodumo has taken to her social media to make it clear that she is not in danger. This is coming following a video of her screaming and pleading for help whilst the South African Police Services (SAPS) tried to intervene.
The video was first shared by a tweep who then took it down after it gained traction. It shows a very disturbed Babes Wodumo screaming for help in the presence of the police. Learn more