South African streaming service Showmax has followed in the global trend of removing and reviewing content that may be considered racially insensitive. The move has seen popular South African filmmaker Leon Schuster‘s movies taken down from the streaming platform.
According to a report by Netwerk24 six of the comedian’s film, such as Mama Jack, which Schuster used blackface in, and Mr. Bones, have been removed and are being reviewed.
Black Lives Matter is currently once again a very hot topic across the world as the conversations about the treatment of black people are being brought to light and addressed.
Head of communication for Showmax, Richard Boorman confirmed to Netwerk24 that several films have been removed from the streaming service as they review content that could be racially insensitive.
The famous filmmaker speaking to Netwerk24 said that he was “shocked” and “can’t believe that the content of his films does any harm”. Schuster in a previous interview had said that he would not go blackface again as it’s just racist.
On Twitter, the 69-year-old has been trending with many weighing over whether his films should be considered racist or pure entertainment.
Trying to convince South Africans that Leon Shuster movies are a heap of blackface and racism pic.twitter.com/TNzKzLsd7O
— Kaia (@khayamhleli) June 20, 2020
Am I the only one not offended by Leon Schuster movies?🤔 pic.twitter.com/MEGqKtXJXp
— Siviwe (@me_siviwe) June 19, 2020
Showmax is overreacting with this whole thing of removing of some of Leon Shuster’s content from their App. Trully overreacting!
— Nokwanda Ayanda (@nokie555) June 20, 2020
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South African actress, Kuli Roberts, took to Twitter on Friday, 19 June 2020 to let everyone know that she is single and loving it! The actress, who recently joined the cast of The Queen, has been sharing daily good morning messengers with her fans, offering them her best wishes for the day ahead.
Friday morning’s message, however, showed Kuli embracing the Johannesburg winter with the warm feelings of self-love. She stated, “Morning boo. Being single in this weather is so exciting. continue reading