THE SABC has iced hip-hop artist Slikour’s controversial song Blacks Are Fools as it is deemed to fan racial flames.
This after complaints that the ditty degraded blacks.
Slikour performed the number on SABC1’s music programme Live . The viewers were offended when the tune’s video was played on the show the following week with the title Blacks Are Fools beaming on the screen. The SABC1 therefore removed the ditty from its play-list.
The ban applies to all the corporation’s telly and radio stations. “It has not been played on SABC1 or any other radio station since the outcry because our policy stipulates that we should not play anything that promotes hate speech,” says SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago.
Slikour says: “No one has told me about that. If that’s the case, it is unfortunate because my song doesn’t promote hate speech”.
Via [Sunday World]