MacG To Attend LGBTQ+ Classes
MacGyver “MacG” Mukwevho is set to undergo an LGBTQI+ training program following the anti-LGBTQI+ sentiments that he and co-hosts, Sol Phenduka and the Ghost Lady aired on his YouTube podcast, Podcast and Chill last week.
“We are going to go for that diversity training and we are going to continue to learn more and empower ourselves and hopefully we can bring other people, other chillers as well, who were just like us, ignorant, on the journey of learning,” said MacG.
The decision comes after a conversation with LGBTIQI+ rights activist and co-founder of the Feathers Awards Thami Kotlolo (popularly known as Thami Dish) who offered to facilitate the process.
However, prior to the recent announcement, MacG and his crew had already received a lot of backlash from social media users and gender activists which even saw Old Mutual which is one of the podcast’s sponsors pulling the plug.
“Old Mutual has seen the discussion that took place on MacG’s podcast. As a responsible business that fully respects the rights of everyone, we have decided to terminate the relationship with MacG with immediate effect. We distance ourselves from the harmful commentary against the LGBTQ+ community and humanity at large.
To say the least, MacG’s commentary was both ignorant and insensitive, clearly showing that much education needs to happen, especially in a country where people continue to be ostracised, killed, abused and raped for being who they are,” read a statement from Old Mutual.
MacG was recently announced as a grant recipient among YouTube’s inaugural class of African content creators. The grant from the global YouTube Black Voices Fund is for the development of the nominated channels and some social media users and gender activists have since called upon YouTube to ban his podcast on their platform.
Source – Citizen