Blackface furore stuns Leon Schuster


Within the wake of the Black Lives Matter motion, Schuster mentioned he has considered what he would have executed on reflection – however failed to offer a transparent reply on whether or not he would have opted to not put on blackface.

“I considered that and if it would not offend my followers why should not I’m going on with it? However I can be extra delicate,” Schuster mentioned. “You could bear in mind, I’ve executed this for years and I by no means had this sort of response. I believe it is all because of what’s occurring in America in the mean time.”

And can he do it in future?

“I have not determined. I’ll lastly determine as soon as I discover out if it upset them [his fans]. I’ve by no means heard from any black, colored or Indian man who mentioned ‘you’re discriminating in opposition to me’ by placing on a blackface.

“If I discover out that persons are being discriminated in opposition to or I am racist by carrying black make-up, if I get that feeling, I’ll undoubtedly not do it once more.

“In the meanwhile I haven’t got that feeling however cannot say I’ll do blackface once more as a result of there’s an excessive amount of uproar in the mean time and I do not wish to be controversial like that.”

MultiChoice spokesperson Benedict Maaga mentioned: “Showmax is a part of the MultiChoice Group (MCG) and that the evaluation of content material being performed applies to all MCG platforms.

“As Africa’s main leisure firm that’s firmly rooted within the nations the place our numerous clients stay, the MultiChoice Group stands firmly in opposition to racism and prejudice.”

Business channel e.television precipitated a social media backlash after airing Schuster’s Mama Jack on June 13.

The channel failed to answer particular questions on the matter however mentioned a call can be made right this moment.

Broadcasting Complaints Fee of SA registrar Shouneez Martin mentioned that they had not registered any complaints throughout this era.