Sports journalist Robert Marawa and actor Tbo Touch have accused Channel O of censoring their interviews with MacG on Podcast and Chill via a tweet on 28 October.
MACG CLAIMS THERE WAS A ‘MEMORY CARD DATA CORRUPTION’ ISSUE
On 27 October, MacG claimed that the interview with Tbo Touch fell victim to “memory card data corruption.
“It’s with great regret and sadness that we have to announce that the long-awaited and overdue interview with Tbo Touch episode has fallen victim to memory card data corruption and as a result, some parts of the interview have been irretrievably lost,” said Podcast with MacG in a statement.
He went on to say this is neither censorship or sabotage.
“We have exhausted all efforts to recover as much of the data as possible. This is in no way an act of sabotage nor is it an effort to censor (mute) the remarks and/or statements made by our interviewee but rather regrettably the result of an unforeseen technical glitch beyond our control. Please accept our sincerest apologies,” the statement continued.
“The episode will be uploaded today at 15h00 @podcastwithmacg and our team has done everything possible to ensure that it is up to the standard that our chillers have become accustomed to,” the statement added.
ROBERT MARAWA AND TBO TOUCH CLAIM THEIR INTERVIEWS WERE CENSORED
After the statement both Tbo Touch followed by Robert Marawa accused Channel O of censorship.
“My interview on #PodcastandChillWithMacG was censored and edited. I guess the Tbo Touch story will always be distorted. I will the rest of the story when the time is right! Big S/O to Mac & Sol for the recovery,” wrote Tbo in a tweet.
“If the @iamtbotouch interview was edited and doctored on the #podcastandchillwithmacg by ChannelO then I can safely tell u for free that my interview was viewed and rejected to be flighted by the almighty @ChannelOTV !!! CENSORSHIP!!!!!!,” wrote Robert in a tweet.
TWEEPS: ‘MACG CAN’T DO THIS TO US’
Tweeps were divided between believing the “data memory card storage” issue and censorship. Take a look at what they had to say.