After sharing his thoughts on the controversial 702 tweet that was posted during MTN Walk the Talk with 702 on Sunday, Eusebius McKaiser gave listeners a chance to voice their opinions on the matter.
Listener Zamo said he was shocked when he read the tweet. He assumed that it was tweeted by a white person. When he heard it was actually tweeted by a black woman, the situation changed for him. He explains that the person who tweeted the post has a different relationship with dogs to him - perhaps being the same view as that of a white person's.
For him, this removes the racist assumption of the tweet and rather brings up the issues of educating people to understand the broader context and how other black people view dogs.
Age matters now. We need to educate her to have more understanding. The youngsters that are outside our generation are different to us and how we grew up.— Zamo, caller
Derek from Rondebosch says he is desperate to understand why people are outraged to the tweet. For him one should look at the intention of the tweet. He saw someone trying to make a nice tweet to get clicks, but who was stupid in their phrasing. He does, however, say that the tweet was wrong.
Perhaps I just can't relate to the context in which people will feel outraged. I feel like we have massive issues to concern us in this country, and I struggle to see this as anything other than an idiotic tweet from a young intern.— Derek, caller
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