Rapper-turned-TV presenter Jub Jub has been the talk of the town ever since Moja Love’s reality show Uyajola made its debut on Sunday night
And, in the latest social media fiasco surrounding the show Jub Jub has come under fire for labelling Xhosa people “promiscuous and too much” in a promotional clip that has gone viral.
The show which is based on the hit US reality show Cheaters has left some of Mzansi’s men unimpressed and has created major debate on social media.
In a video clip that has been doing the rounds on Facebook, Jub Jub can be heard promoting the show, before making the controversial comments about Xhosa people
“You guys have never, ever seen this on any South African television, you have never witnessed which you are about to witness tonight. It is crazy, it is ridiculous. I have never seen a nation that is so promiscuous like the Xhosas. I have never seen as well a loving nation like the Xhosas.
“I have never seen a nation that forgives like the Xhosas. I have never seen a nation with attitude like Xhosas and I have never seen a stubborn nation like the Xhosas. In a nutshell, the nation is just too much,” Jub Jub said.
ub Jub’s comments did not sit well with offended users who hauled him over the coals for it
A user named Buntu Bani said: “Even if we are loving and whatever nation but you can’t say siyafeba. Think again bro, this statement needs an apology. We can take it further, I’m telling you.”
Meanwhile, on Twitter even Sizwe Dhlomo weighed in on the comments.
I just saw a video of Jub Jub saying Xhosas are this and that…
I thought we’d destroyed the tribalism demon long ago bazalwane nje, why are we back here? Lordt pic.twitter.com/Os96t1GEDU
— Thole loMthwakazi (@MsAphelele) May 29, 2019
According to TshisaLIVE, Melike Fourie a senior researcher in the Historical Trauma and Transformation Unit at Stellenbosch University said that promoting negative stereotypes would have consequences
“We are in an era where you can’t just casually insert stereotypes that are inflammatory and are offensive to people. In the current climate, to promote stereotypical views of any race, to put negative stereotypes on a public platform, it can have serious repercussions,” the publication quoted her as saying.
Jub Jub and Moja Love have not yet publically responded to the backlash.