DJ Cleo's 'we need doctors on standby' joke gets Dr Tumi trending
Dr Tumi found himself on the Twitter trends list on Tuesday morning after DJ Cleo made a joke that didn't land.
Following the address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night, in which the president declared a 21-day lockdown from Thursday at 11:59pm in South Africa which is aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.
Taking to his Twitter account, DJ Cleo said, "We need all the doctors on standby" and then named people like Dr Rebecca Malope, Dr Malinga and even Dr Dre. All of the 'doctors' Cleo mentioned in his tweet are not actually medical doctors, except one, gospel star, Dr Tumi.
— IG: @djcleo1 (@djcleo1)
Social media users were of course quick to point out that Dr Tumi was the only real doctor on the list and that his name should be removed.
See reactions below:
Dj Cleo thought Dr Tumi is just vibes 😂😂 kanti his a whole doctor 🥼— YT: Unathi Jam (@Unathi_jam) March 24, 2020
😂 😂 DJ Cleo after putting Dr Tumi on that list of his pic.twitter.com/kUR1XQ8bgD— Tau ya Morei🇿🇦 (@Tevin8r) March 24, 2020
I don't blame you for putting Dr Tumi in this list especially wena le non-essential worker la Modimo I personally forgive you. pic.twitter.com/swthAKYHHI— Qwabe Nonhlanhla🇿🇦 (@QueenSkolopad) March 23, 2020
Dr Tumi ke a real medical Dr by the way— Just_ Muhluri (@Kat_legooo) March 23, 2020
Born and bred in Seshego, Limpopo, Dr Tumi is a spiritual music doctor. There's more to his title “Dr” than meets the eye. Dr Tumi earned his title after spending six years studying medicine at Medical University of Southern Africa (Mendusa).— Thiboz (@thabo0707) March 23, 2020
Dr Tumi is a real Doctor, rather include Dr Blade Nzimande and Doctor Jacob Zuma pic.twitter.com/rQ3MN1LFk0— Emma 🌴 (@Emma_Tsebe) March 24, 2020