DJ MacG lives a war of criticism for his racist remarks
Podcaster and former radio host Macgyver “MacG” Mukwevho has come under attack for his comments about the LGBTQI+ community after he seemingly took jabs at transgender women.
MacG, who hosts Podcast and Chill with MacG, and radio host and friend Sol Phenduka were chatting about their “confusion and misunderstandings” regarding the LGBTQI+ community. Sol had some questions on why transgender women transition if they’re interested in women.
“You are getting to have a chance just to be with women? Now she’s lesbian. Why can’t you only be a person and be with a woman?” asked Sol.
MacG said he “can’t keep up” when it involves the trans identity. They then discussed celebrities who have allegedly dated transgender women. The hosts were joking around and laughing about ‘the logistics’ of being a trans woman.
“So a trans woman, a lady with a d*CK,” said Sol.
The hosts were also making light of their conversation, with laughs all around.
let’s talk about the transphobia and queer violence on your latest episode @MacGUnleashed
— Lelo (@lelowhatsgood) January 25, 2021
Twitter caught wind of the comments and hit back at the podcasters. Many accused MacG and Sol of being transphobic and against LGBTQI+ people with their comments.
“I’m so uninterested in people and their causal violence towards trans people. what’s so hard about leaving people alone?! How has any trans person’s existence affected you in any way? Y’all are vile for fun and it literally gets people killed,” wrote one tweep.
Founder of LGBTQI+ Feather Awards Thami Kotlolo also hit back at the comments, calling on the sponsors of the podcast and letting MacG know they “need to talk”.
Despite several attempts by TshisaLIVE to urge comment from MacG, didn’t respond by the time of publishing. this text is going to be updated should comment be received.
Here are a number of the reactions from Twitter:
So @MacGUnleashed you just never learn neh…@Yfm fired you for homophobic comments now you’re back with @Solphendukaa doing the same thing🤷🏾♂️ @OldMutualSA apparently you sponsor such…we need to talk. ASAP. https://t.co/vzlDmtFo4V
— Thami Dish (@ThamiDish) January 26, 2021
I don’t care to watch that macg video. I’m so tired of people and their causal violence towards trans people. What is so hard about leaving people alone?! How has any trans person’s existence affected you in any way? Y’all are vile for fun and it literally gets people killed
— Bernie’s mittens stan account (@prasidentin) January 25, 2021
To black people who don't find what MacG & Sol said problematic, here is a simple exercise: Lets say they are white, replace Sol's subject with a black person. Substitute said derogatory terms with derogatory terms often thrown at black people.
Still feel they were being cute?
— Keith M Ndlovu (@keithmndlovu) January 26, 2021
MacG makes it very hard to support him https://t.co/EJOxeMK4dF
— 💫 (@SibahleMuthwa) January 25, 2021
DEPLATFORM MACG TODAY pic.twitter.com/ZKgkOFeeMr
— girl we going to islam? (@AbutiDlazof) January 25, 2021
MacG? Educate?? That's not his brand at all. The man is proudly ignorant. https://t.co/5S9Ui26TnO
— Lesandawana (@TheeLadi) January 25, 2021
That MacG clip ruined my appetite 😓
But we’re reporting the video. And reporting their Twitter account. And blocking.
— obie (@so_obie) January 25, 2021
However, Macy’s supporters came to his defense. Fans said that no matter their ‘unfiltered’ comments, they still love him.
Check out his dedicated fans below:
"South Africans love this thing of bringing people down, MacG is a good guy, with a good show. Fuck everyone trying to bring him down! Nxi! 🚮
— Tshepiso Pianist (@ManabileTshepi) January 26, 2021
Y’all should leave MacG alone! He’s raw, unfiltered and from that video, y’all are coming for him for, he didn’t offend anyone. He spoke about things that are out there… oh konje y’all fear the truth? My bad
— 🎈🎂01 February 🎂🎈🇿🇦 (@Nonkulycis_01) January 26, 2021
This is disgusting. I don’t even want an apology. The whole thing must be cancelled.
— Sifiso Danisa (@penwelldanisa) January 25, 2021
People need to start choosing content that's suitable for them. If you don't like MacG why the hell are watching his podcast for ??? pic.twitter.com/ibuavJNviF
— The🌻 Sunshine☀️ (@SindySun_) January 25, 2021
Just don't watch.
Mac G always been this way. If you were a chiller you'd know this
— ATTIE MO🇿🇦🎧 (@OfficialAttie) January 25, 2021
This isn’t the primary time the podcast host has come under attack for his comments on the LGBT+ community.
In 2010, the star began the air on station YFM for enjoying clips of Ugandan chairman of the National Task Force against homosexuality Pastor Martin Ssempa fuming about “sodomy and homosexuality being forbidden in Uganda”.
Listeners complained that the audio clips incited homophobia and hate speech.