“I am a comedian and my job is to make jokes about social and political issues,” Comedian Skhumbuzo ‘Skhumba’ Hlophe said boldly.
This is after an online petition to have him taken off air until he apologizes for making fun of the Wits University students who protested topless pleading with the police to cease-fire.
In the video, Skhumba mocks the students on the shape of their breasts saying they were too droopy to be exposed publicly.
In a video mocking students on the shape of their breasts, Skhumba said in isiZulu, “Please don’t show your boobs that have silver stripes. When a boob shows, it should like a tennis ball, not like wet sneakers without shoe laces”.
Speaking to DRUM, the comedian who features on Bob Mabena’s 180 with Bob every Friday angrily said, “Do you know how many people I offend on a daily basis? Why should I be removed from Kaya FM? They have nothing to do with this. People should sign the petition for me to stop being a comedian”.
Gasping for air, Skhumba said, “Nobody complains when I make jokes about physically challenged people or Jacob Zuma.”
Skhumba placed emphasis on the community work he does and how he never received any acknowledgement, “People never talk about the good that I have done. I have given away hundreds of wheel chairs but people want to crucify me for one joke I made about breasts,” he said.
After speaking to DRUM, Skhumba uploaded a video on his social media apologising. “I’m Sorry to everyone that I’ve offended and I’d like my fans that would back me gir anything to not comment here…. no harm was meant on that video I respect women and again I’m really sorry from the bottom of my heart… I hope u find it in ur heart to forgive me,” he wrote.
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