Johannesburg – Media personality Siv Ngesi was not alone as many other celebrities also strongly defended Loyiso Gola after social media trolls to dim his light over the release of his Netflix special “Unlearning” on Tuesday.
“Unlearning”, which is the streaming giant’s first African original for this year, see Loyiso explore his own experience of maturity and masculinity during apartheid in South Africa.
While the Netflix special was obviously a big deal for the star and those who appreciate his comedy, the achievement still didn’t save the comedian from Twitter users.
Many of them insisted on shifting the focus to the fact that Loyiso’s show didn’t make the Twitter trends list.
However, according to some tweeps, a show is not a hit if it is not hitting the trends list.
“Shame Loyiso Gola released his comedy special today and didn’t trend,” said Twitter user Thandolwabo.
But Loyiso’s supporters which include Siv were not having it.
“Don’t do this,” replied Siv to the user.
Many other celebrities including Simphiwe Dana, Rob van Vuuren, Bridget Masing and Tyson Ngubane also tweeted their support for Loyiso.
The comedy special debuted at the “Edinburgh Fringe” in 2017 and ran at the MICF London’s Soho Theatre, Grahamston and Soho Playhouse in New York.
Following the crazy year that was 2020, Gola brought the special to his hometown, Cape Town.
It was filmed in front of a live audience at the famed Zeitz MOCAA, following strict Covid-19 protocols, and while the audience was small and intimate, laughter filled the room.