Tweeps think Idols SA judge and radio personality Unathi Nkayi is a hypocrite after she called out S’22kile for changing up the lyrics of a song…but then made a slip-up of her own when she attempted to respond in Sesotho.
UNATHI DISPLEASED WITH S’22KILE
Idols SA contestant S’22kile performed Ntyilo Ntyilo by Rethabile Khumalo featuring Master KG and changed up the lyrics. Unathi Nkayi was not impressed with the contestant changing up the lyrics and made her disapproval known.
However, in her response, she made an error of her own when she attempted to speak Sesotho and did not get it right. Tweeps found this hypocritical as Unathi is someone who stresses the correct pronunciation of words, names and more. In September, she called out Cape Town’s Mayoral Security and Safety officer Jean-Pierre “JP” Smith for refusing to pronounce an African surname.
“JP SMITH Our names are NOT a joke. And unlike our ancestors WE WILL MAKE YOU SAY THEM PROPERLY and RESPECTFULLY so. Gather your dignity, love yourself and put just a lil effort into pronouncing our names,” wrote Nkayi on Instagram.
“And to anyone who is NOT BLACK who’s going to come and tell us about how people mispronounce their names too……DON’T I’m not talking to you I’m talking to JP SMITH. HAPPY HERITAGE MONTH,” she continued.
TWEEPS THINK UNATHI IS A ‘HYPOCRITE’
Following the episode, social media users took to Twitter to discuss Unathi’s mispronunciation. Tweeps thought it was “hypocritical” that the radio personality messed up Sesotho but gets angry when someone messes up Xhosa.
“It is Unathi for me being pissed at Sthuthukile for messing up Xhosa and Jiki Jiki she’s here messing up Sotho, Tswana or Pedi contradicting much ???-aiii #IdolsSA,” wrote a Tweep.
Many Tweeps thought her mispronunciation was contradicting and labelled her a “hypocrite”.
Other Tweeps questioned whether Idols SA is a singing competition or pronunciation test.