"Idols SA" judge Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung landed in hot water on Sunday after he shared his thoughts about the "Date My Family" (DMF) bachelor.
While the country went through the first weekend during the lockdown, weekend reality TV entertainment provided a much-needed escapism.
"Date My Family" is also one of the shows that always trends when it airs and tweeps love sharing their thoughts about the suitor and their family.
However, the "Somizi and Mohale: The Union" star's comments about Mbulelo did not sit well with many viewers.
He said: "Shud I tell the ladies on #datemyfamily or wait for u fam to do the honors.....about mbulelo I mean."
%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/datemyfamily?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#datemyfamilyor wait for u fam to do the honors.....about mbulelo I mean
— somizi somGAGA (@somizi)
Insinuating that Mbulelo wasn't being honest regarding his sexuality and implying that he might be gay or on the down low.
Tweeps didn't appreciate his post with many users sharing disappointment of trying to out someone as a prominent member of the LGBTQI+ community in the country.
— 🌈I follow back... (@Pk_Gaethijwe)
How you choose to present your gender has nothing to do with your sexuality. You can be a tomboyish female and still be into men.
— AusVee💫 (@VarietymO) March 29, 2020
Why can't mbulelo just be feminine as well
— Thapelo.R (@_molini_t) March 29, 2020
Profiling someone based on their demeanor is dangerous. It’s sad coming from such a prominent person like you though. If it walks like a duck and talk like a duck DOES NOT mean it’s a duck. Your assertion is sad! 🤕
— Ivan Mkhomazi (@ivanarish) March 29, 2020
This is dissapointing coming from a prominent member of the LGBTQ community. Sexually profiling people Somizi isn't cool. You are promoting homophobia and stigma towards it.
— Bomi Feminist Shinga (@BomiShinga) March 29, 2020
This comes after Somgaga came to AKA's defence when the "Fela In Versace" rapper faced backlash from the LGBTQI+ community for calling Cassper Nyovest a "moffie" as an insult.