South African Rapper, Jack Parow Drops Statement After Homophobic Tweet Furore

Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow has released an announcement following shock over a hostile image posted on his Twitter account.

The picture utilized compared the Jonas siblings to Parow liquor. Alongside the photograph of the Jonas siblings were “moffies” (a hostile Afrikaans slur used to portray gay men) and beside the cognac, the words “die manne” (the men).

The meme was captioned with: “fokkit. this needs no caption. [sic]”

“I would like to sincerely apologize for yesterday’s post on social media. My social media manager created and posted a meme that is very offensive and it being the silly season and my manager being on leave I personally did not have the time to look at it properly before it was posted,” Parow said in his statement.

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He added: “My management is busy dealing with the social team accordingly. This does not mean to say that I am trying to shift blame. I take full responsibility for it and I am truly, truly sorry. I do not condone hate speech or homophobic slurs in any way and it truly makes me sad that it now looks like that.

“I have many friends and family in the gay community and I completely understand the struggles they have gone through. I truly am deeply, deeply sorry.”


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