Twitter dubbed Euphonik the Grinch of Black Friday after he tweeted that the universal sale day "issa trap."
He wrote: "Notice how there's no Black Friday for share options, property, loans and mortgages. Issa Trap! All the shit you should be putting your money into won't be one sale or available cheaper. Produce don't consume"
Notice how there's no Black Friday for share options, property, loans and mortgages. Issa Trap! All the shit you should be putting your money into won't be one sale or available cheaper. Produce don't consume!!!!!— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) November 20, 2017
And although it seemed like local musician and businessman might be sharing some sound advice, tweeples accused Euphonik of being "depressing" and soon schooled him on the difference between his and their incomes.
Read some of their comments below:
It All depends with your financial https://t.co/79OWDDiCJT are speaking from a perspective of person who has a couple of millions in the bank. As a student I can't afford to buy property right now but when Markams offers 2 jeans for R900 that's a bargain I'm not going to leave.— Bongani (@Bongs_Mdu) November 20, 2017
Ngiyamuzwa umzini he is speaking sense but you are quite right. What if one is unemployed or a student for that matter?I guess he is speaking from a mind of a millionaire but to the people on the street facing struggle and poverty, #BlackFriday is a bargain.— Sikhumbuzo®️🇿🇦 (@SkNkosi007) November 20, 2017
Bruv. Usually you're the harbinger of knowledge but this is one where your feeding into unbased conspiracy theories. Black Friday is simply a day store owners tried to go from red into the black by lower prices on some items before the financial year end.— Rausch (@Ru_Philosophus) November 21, 2017
And while many never agreed with him, some did appreciate his point of view:
I must say the information provided here made me to change my ways of thinking I an now looking forward to get into the financial freedom via investments and buying shares.— Sikhumbuzo®️🇿🇦 (@SkNkosi007) November 21, 2017
The issue is not black Friday but a consumer mindset....— atlehang kereng (@Akp1652Kereng) November 20, 2017
I'm not a millionaire but I invest rather than consuming— Tumza (@BMashoala) November 20, 2017
@Phumla_ViLkaz Black Friday born out slave trade. So it makes to NOT do specials that could get us out of the debt trap— I Broke Up With Mpho (@mithisa_motho) November 20, 2017
And then was this was guy, who had a completely different agenda:
Stop depressing our thoughts wena!😒 pic.twitter.com/OSv0qUdjyO— Ngwana batho (@Bampitsa_Benki) November 20, 2017
Yaz you still haven't told us what was happening here pic.twitter.com/eNKl47cdJJ— NotYourBae (@Saintsabotage) November 20, 2017