Controversy hits new Afrikaans reality show Kwarantyn after a contestant used the k-word live on air

Swa

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The brand new Afrikaans reality show Kwarantyn which premiered on a kykNET pop-up channel (DStv 149) earlier this month has found itself in the midst of controversy.

The show, which is broadcast live 24-hours on its own channel, follows two families in two houses for 50 days as they compete against each other to win a cash prize of R250 000.

The Big Brother type show is hosted by former Big Brother SA winner Ferdinand Rabie and pits the contestants against each other in various challenges whilst hundreds of cameras capture every moment.

A clip from one of the challenges that took place on Thursday night has surfaced online in which a member of the Le Roux family uses the k-word after their team was beaten by the Scheepers family.
 

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Now waiting for them to be consistent and cancel the show.
Multichoice already invested money into the show, so they can't cancel it while it is still busy

They will let the other family win and sweep the whole thing under the carpet. Things like Leon Schuster movies and Steve they will ban because they didn't invest anything in it.
 
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Just words. Broadcast on national television.

She didn't do it to be cruel however, it was just an expression that slipped out, but yeah.
 

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From the comments on the Kwarantyn Facebook page Teacher Pam and Austin of the Scheeperse family said the following :

* Teacher Pam - she referred to the girls in their Kwarantyn house using the m-word ( think Dutch here with South African context ) more than once.

* Austin - referred to the Le Roux family as "Whities" and this being the reason for them being ahead at that stage. ( presumely regarding social media followers )

This is also racially offensive.
 

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From the comments on the Kwarantyn Facebook page Teacher Pam and Austin of the Scheeperse family said the following :

* Teacher Pam - she referred to the girls in their Kwarantyn house using the m-word ( think Dutch here with South African context ) more than once.

* Austin - referred to the Le Roux family as "Whities" and this being the reason for them being ahead at that stage. ( presumely regarding social media followers )

This is also racially offensive.
Are any whities offended by those words?
 

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This could be used as a teaching moment.
Embarrassing, but send in all kind of coaches and therapists and make her see what she did wrong. Canceling it will remove the opportunity to embarrass her more.
 
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