Tweeps Defend Phat Joe Amidst Allegations Of Homophobia

The show which is hosted by Phat Joe has many fuming.

By  | Oct 14, 2020, 06:35 PM  | Phat Joe  | Drama

Cheeky Palate, a new show which airs on Mnet's 1Magic, has landed itself in hot water after allegations of a homophopic first episode have gained momentum.

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The show sees high-profile guests joining seasoned broadcaster Phat Joe and discuss societal issues. The show recently hit our small screens but, it already has peeps foaming at the mouth.

Cheeky Palate is centred around burning issues, not limited to, Men are trash, Black lives matter, lobola negotiations and so forth. The latest episode which saw guests discussing homosexuality and the bible has received mixed reactions from the masses.

According to entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, five complaints have been laid at the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA headquarters over homophobic statements on the show.

Whilst some are livid that the episode did contain some homophobic statements, some fans are defending it and its host Phat Joe. Tweeps are arguing on whether Phat Joe is homophobic or not, whilst some are saying the accusations are aimed at tarnishing his reputation.

Actress Rami Chuene also seemingly weighed in her thoughts on the episode when she tweeted, “Homosexuality has always been the easy target because it is the only natural thing classified as unnatural, labelled as a behaviour in the Bible. And that’s the first mistake. A big mistake.”

Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net Nomsa Philiso recently to IOL that guests discussing hot topics with no filter, whilst enjoying a good meal on the show.

"Viewers can look forward to a show where guests who hold strong and contrarian views will all sit down for a meal together to tackle topics, some that many may be considered to be hot potato issues that are part of our everyday lives. Our compact plus and premium viewers can look forward to more firsts on 1Magic, including the witty and entertaining Phat Joe on his celebrity-filled reality show,"
she said.

Phat Joe's career has been surrounded by a lot of controversies following his exit on Radio 2000.

The public broadcaster confirmed that they had parted ways with him, after spending less than a year with the station, since April 2019. His exit came shortly after he was suspended for allegedly bunking work.

The TV star was on and off on radio and fans were left concerned about his absenteeism. Some even took to social media inquire about his absenteeism.

How was the episode for you?

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