Jack Parow apologises for using homophobic slur on social media

Jack Parow apologises for using homophobic slur on social media

Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow has apologised following outrage over a homophobic meme he posted on his Twitter account.

Jack Parow
Jack Parow / Instagram.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday Jack Parow shared an image that juxtaposed the Jonas brothers to his Parow brandy. 

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Next to the photo of the boy band The Jonas Brothers was the word “moffies” (an offensive Afrikaans slur used to describe gay men) and next to the brandy the words “die manne” (the men). 

Parow received a massive amount of backlash on social media, many calling for his sponsors to comment on the rapper's post.

Parow has since released a statement regarding the post. "I would like to sincerely apologise for yesterday’s post on social media," he wrote on his Facebook page.

The 'My Koningkryk' hitmaker said that the highly offensive post was created and posted by his social media manager.

He added: "My management is busy dealing with the social team accordingly. This does not mean to say that I am trying to shift blame. I take full responsibility for it and I am truly truly sorry. I do not condone hate speech or homophobic slurs in any way and it truly makes me sad that it now looks like that. 

Read his full statement below:

Parow further states that he has many friends and family in the gay community. "I completely understand the struggles they have gone through. I truly am deeply deeply sorry," he added.

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