Johannesburg- Controversial radio personality Gareth Cliff has come under fire on Twitter after he weighed in on the Penny Sparrow racist post debacle.
Over the past few days, people across the country have been up in arms over a Facebook post by estate agent, Penny Sparrow.
The post quickly went viral on social media and has been trending for the past two days. In the post, Penny refers to black people as "monkeys." (Read more on that here)
Hundreds of people, including high-profile celebrities, have taken to social media to share their views on the post.
On Monday afternoon Gareth found himself trending on Twitter after users dug into him for his opinions on the matter.
People really don't understand free speech at all: https://t.co/97MWi6jrww
— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) January 4, 2016
This obviously didn't sit well with Twitter users who lashed out at Gareth labelling him "racist," and calls for Idols SA to remove him as a judge.
Does this fool Gareth Cliff knw dat rights come with responsibility. If dey put dis fool back on @IdolsSA I'm no longer watching— revjim (@MashapaTsietsi) January 5, 2016
According to Gareth Cliff, #PennySparrow calling blacks "Monkeys" is Freedom of Speech So, whites calling us Kaffirs was Freedom Of Speech?— Siyanda Silvah (@Silvah_7) January 5, 2016
Will Gareth Cliff lose his Idols gig for backing Penny Sparrow? Black twitter,let's ensure it happens,Phela! Ga re tlo telelwa ke Makgowa??— HAFE (@MEFIED) January 5, 2016
Gareth Cliff is racist!— Thabani (@Thabani__Gumede) January 5, 2016
Why are blacks angry with gareth cliff? I called this guy the poster boy of white supremacy a few years ago? I don't wanna say told u so— andile (@Mngxitama) January 5, 2016