Fans defend Skhumba after body shaming #FeesMustFall protestors

By Qhama Dayile
07 October 2016

"Leave Skhumba alone"

Fans came to Skhumba’s defence after 7 000 people signed a petition to have deejay Skhumba removed from Kaya FM for joking about topless protestors.

This week, the comedian was crucified after posting a video joking about the breasts of the topless protestors at Wits University. Skhumba said he supports the #FeesMustFall movement, but their breasts were too downcast to be exposed publicly at the protest. “Please don’t show your boobs that have silver stripes. When a boob shows, it should [look] like a tennis ball, not like wet sneakers without shoe laces,” he said in isiZulu. A petition later circulated to have him removed from his Kaya FM gig until he apologises. Skhuma later deleted the body-shaming video and posted an emotional apology to all the people who were offended by his jokes. Meanwhile, many others felt Skhumba was just playing the role of a comedian and saw nothing wrong with his video or comments.

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