For weeks, a video has been doing the rounds on social media featuring self-proclaimed 'comedy news reader' who goes by the name of 'De Original Careless' in which he calls out what the LGBTIQ community has come to know as femmes or flamboyant gay men.
In said video (which makes use of various popular hashtags and tags various publications), "Careless" can be heard talking about how he can't stand extremely feminine and flamboyant gay men because they call too much attention to themselves and that make it hard for them to hit on them and subsequently have sex with them if he ever feels the need to do so.
Public Announcement: Apology to Somizi and Friends #Somizi @Somizi #jozifm #yfm #Emtee #DMF #TSAon3 #SkeemSaam #DateMyFamily #Uzalo #SAComedy #SATrends #TheQueenMzansi #OurPerfectWedding #Isibaya #TrendingSA #GenerationsTheLegacy pic.twitter.com/aHuoV9m1b7— De Original Careless (@CarelessDe) July 12, 2018
The video seems to have found its way to Somizi who addressed it this past week on his Metro FM breakfast show, The Fresh Breakfast.
He explained his reaction to the video which he said he brought to the attention of the Human Rights Commission.
"It leads to homophobia, it leads to homicide, it leads to corrective rape and it leads to a lot of things because if a person can have the guts to go, 'if I can attack Somizi for what I think he is...'... I would never wake up and say 'straight people are like this, and like that and like this..'"
He then went on to state that he has challenged the HRC to treat homphobes the same way that the court treated convicted racist, Vicky Momberg.
"Careless" apparently heard this and has since taken to the timeline to apologize for what he said.
Guys black twittering me wont change dis. I mentioned i dnt hv issue with gays i jst dnt understand de over dressing part— De Original Careless (@CarelessDe) July 12, 2018
I admit 2 my mistake with the content of my video 2 Somizi. I didn’t mean 2 offend any1. Apologize 2 every1 I offended, specifically Somozi. I pray that everyone I offended finds it in their heart 2 forgive me. @somizi @TimesLIVE #Somizi #IdolsSA #TheQueenMzansi #TSAon3 pic.twitter.com/7pW8PIfoxr— De Original Careless (@CarelessDe) July 20, 2018
Apology to Somizi & Friends. I have tried to apologize to those i hv offended ka my Previos video but am stil getting threats via inbox. I gues des nothing i cn do but move on ka life. For de last tym, IT WAS JUST A JOKE askies guyz lets move on @somizi #InnoForMTVBase pic.twitter.com/4ZEMIObPYk— De Original Careless (@CarelessDe) July 14, 2018
Judging from his timeline, he just wants some attention and now that he has the attention of Somizi and the Human Rights Commission, we hope he's happy.
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