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Cliff, the creator of the internet radio station Cliff Central and a former SABC 5FM radio DJ, weighed in on the Penny Sparrow controversy, saying "People just don’t understand free speech at all".
After Twitterati turned their anger on Cliff as well, sharply criticising him for seemingly supporting Penny Sparrow right to make racist comments which included calls for a boycott of M-Net’s Idols and of Cliff Central, he apologised.
In an interview with Gareth on Cliff Central this week, J confirmed what hundreds of women across Mzansi feared: that he is in a serious long term relationship."Her name is Coco," he told Gareth. J says she liked him before he was famous."I had no car and then I drove a Ballade," he jokes. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
There’s also the possibility that Cliff’s comments could dissuade some people from entering and going for an audition and change their attitude towards the show, which then impacts the production and actual making of the show and the available talent pool for the 12th season.
Poppy spilled the tea to Gareth Cliff on dating Sizwe, whom she described as being a friend before the two hooked up. So is my friend Xolisa [Dyeshana] and so is Anele [Mdoda]. Sizwe and I are obviously exes, and we spend half our time fighting on this group and everyone's like 'can the two of you please not? You know when someone is your ex, anything they say pisses you off.
Pressed by Cliff if she ever dated Sizwe, Poppy replies:“Yeah, unfortunately. Look I’m glad it’s just over.”Asked about how dating affected their friendship, she responds by saying:“We have these chat group. Even when Sizwe is not talking to me I get offended.
"M-Net thanks Cliff for the critical role he has played in seeking out and developing new talent over the years and for contributing to the success of the show to date."Cliff came under fire after sharing his opinion on Penny Sparrow's Facebook comment which referred to black people as "monkeys".
Sparrows remarks caused a racism debate to erupt nationally which attracted mixed reactions on social media.