Johannesburg – DJ and music producer Prince Kaybee has shared some pearls of wisdom with South Africans on celebrity culture.
Prince Kaybee took to social media to remind fans that celebrities had no power over them and that there was no need to respect them.
“Celebrities hold no power over you, no need to respect them if there’s no personal encounter for them to earn your respect because someone would donate to charity and still abuse women.
“Just appreciate talent and move because you don’t know what happens behind closed doors,” Kaybee wrote.
This is not the first time the DJ has offered advice to his followers.
Just like him, he ruffled some feathers with his comments on rape.
While the intention of the tweet may have been to encourage rape victims, many found his statement problematic.
The issue of rape was a hot topic on social media last week following news that the National Prosecuting Authority will not be prosecuting DJ duo Thato “DJ Fresh” Sikwane and Themba “Euphonik” Nkosi.
While Kaybee didn’t make any reference to DJ Fresh or Euphonik, he made a plea.
“Please report rape immediately,” he wrote.
However’ many Twitter users responded to Kaybee, saying that reporting it immediately was not always possible.
Other users told their own experiences of reporting early but how it made no difference to the outcome.
“I personally feel that no one can comment on an issue they’ve never faced, rape is not only a physical act, it comes with a lot of trauma.
“There’s a lot of psychological trauma, shame and a lot of other things you can’t explain to people who have never been victims. Thulani shem,” tweeted the user.
Kaybee hit back saying that one did not need to experience something to raise awareness on it.