Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi has apologised for her comments about Xhosa people being “tired of holding up the nation”.
“Idols SA” judge Unathi Nkayi has apologised for her comments about Xhosa people being “tired of holding up the nation”.
— #humanDignity (@angie43639902) November 10, 2019
Many viewers expressed their disappointment and accused Unathi of ‘dividing’ the country.
“IF” you hurt our feeling? @Unathi_Africa I love you but this apology is not accepted. You are aware that you broke our heart, then you turn around and say “IF” you hurt our feelings. I know you can do better sisi. #unathi #IdolsSA pic.twitter.com/irc9hvOd18
— Khothatso Melika Mohapi (@melika_mohapi) November 10, 2019
— 🌷VoluptuousMadame🌷 (@MthwaneAnelisa) November 10, 2019
As the Xhosa delegation, we are distancing ourselves from the words spoken by Unathi. Luyolo has worked extremely hard to get to where he is today. He does not deserve to be punished for Unathi’s ignorance. Do the right thing, vote Luyolo for clear skin. pic.twitter.com/aCxUifelIE
— FlawlesslyXhosa (@premium_xh) November 10, 2019
— Lebo (@leboclive) November 10, 2019
Following her hitting the top trends list in the country, the star took to Instagram to apologise for her comments.
“It saddens me that I have broken so many hearts with what I said tonight. What I saw was a beautiful joke being passed around this past week by so many South Africans not necessarily Xhosa and wanted to share.”