After the news broke that Mohale Motaung had landed himself a new role on eTV’s Rhythm City, the actor was surprised to see that he had received an overwhelming amount of backlash instead of praises. The news originally broke when entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela shared his casting news, which opened up endless amount of critique towards the show and Mohale.
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The backlash had even caused Mohale to trend throughout the day and the Twitterverse couldn’t help but discuss what his qualifications were for bagging the role – aside from being Somizi’s man. Some of the tweets which have gained traction included Nkosazana Gembe who stated, “One day this face will be on TV. Upcoming actors and actress, Don't give up on your dreams. Connections or no connections, solder on!”, and, Angie Mosepidi who stated, “If you want to be in the entertainment industry and you don’t know anyone or have a family member within the entertainment industry, Ur chances of making it in are very slim. Whether ur a good actor or u studied arts won’t even matter.” Whilst it was clear that the majority of TV lovers were outraged by the industry nepotism, Phil Mphela decided to withdraw his statements and conversation starters, as he believed that the back lash was getting out of hand. He stated, “This above tweet is not about Mohale CASTING NEWS post. If my tweet does not have #KgopoloReports them I’m not reporting anything just giving my opinion or tweeting nje. Triggered a few people. Let me delete.”
Mohale chose to ignore the hate and focused on those who showed their support for his acting dream. He thanked many of his followers for their congratulatory messages and looked forward to his debut on the popular weekday show.
The best comeback however came from Mohale’s husband, Somizi, who shared a hilarious GIF, along with the caption, “Sometimes this is the answer u need to give to trolls”. According to an official press release from eTV, “Mohale enters the world of Rhythm City as a Head of sponsorship for a big cell phone company. He lives, breathes, and sleeps sponsorship and is always looking for the perfect opportunity to invest. However, little do Rhythm Citizens know that Kudzo will be assuming the role of a false investor, looking to place his investment on a Kilowatt Festival as part of a play that is orchestrated by David Genaro's daughter, Pearl. At this rate, it seems that Pearl will go to any length to avenge her father's death, including milking Suffocate of his money.”
Picture credit: eTV
Picture credit: eTV