Loyiso loaded a video on his Twitter page of students protesting high fees and noted one of them was wearing R2,000 sneakers.
The tweet comes at a time when at least four universities - Rhodes, Wits, Fort Hare and the University of Cape Town, have been affected by protests over the price of education, while some protests have led to shut downs.
Some said the sneakers might have been a gift, while others called him stupid for comparing R2,000 sneakers to R60,000 fees.
Here’s what the comedian tweeted:
THIS DUDE IS WEARING R2000 SNEAKERS pic.twitter.com/yC19iGpHzx— Loyiso Gola (@loyisogola) October 19, 2015
I am just saying don't go to the protest about expensive things wearing expensive things. Qha!— Loyiso Gola (@loyisogola) October 19, 2015
But many were less than impressed with his “insensitive” tweet.
Loyiso Gola appears to have fallen into that black middle-class trap of wanting to side with poor & but still wanting trappings of success— Sure Kamhunga (@SureKamhunga) October 19, 2015
So Loyiso Gola thinks being a comedian, qualifies one to be well versed in every topic under the sun. pic.twitter.com/AqOrwvft2v— #TlatsiMan (@BucsKopite) October 19, 2015
On the realisies, Loyiso Gola's logic is trash. So, so trash.— Tshwani (@Tshwani_3_) October 19, 2015
Loyiso is not the first celebrity to come under fire for tweeting about issues affecting university students.
Metro FM DJ Phat Joe was slammed at the weekend for sharing his opinion about the Wits University protest.
Stupid people: Phat Joe: No one protests when meat goes up by 200% Zama: No one protests when I buy nail polish and it flakes after 2days"— Neria Hlakotsa (@neriahlakotsa) October 17, 2015
If phat Joe wants a suspention courtesy of black twirra he must just say otherwise apologize for uttering nonsense pic.twitter.com/2DTGG2pSjj— A_Pimp_Named MaK_G (@Da_MaK_G) October 17, 2015
"A poor student who can't afford Wits fees must 'go abroad and look for education'' Sizwe Dhlomo is a genius.— Mmeli Luzipo (@DRcarterSA) October 17, 2015
Sizwe Dhlomo said racism has nothing to do with power? Maybe I should sleep.— Show Them Projects (@Zulu_Admiral) October 14, 2015
I can't believe that Tbo Touch actually said on his show that students must think about the image of Brand South Africa when they protest.— Nkule (@nyakallo_m) October 15, 2015
I don't think Tbo Touch understands the nonsense that is Wits fees. Eg. My first year fees were R80 000, final year fees were R140 000. Wtf— The Biggest Daddy... (@MusaMoousse) October 14, 2015
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