'Nah Adam, we don’t buy it': Mzansi responds to Catzavelos's apology
Social media was unimpressed with Adam Catzavelos's apology for the racist beach holiday video that caused outrage this week.
On Friday, Catzavelos released a statement apologising for the video.
“I have watched my video and feel total shame. It is hard to put into words what I want to say and genuinely apologise‚” he said in a statement.
“I don’t expect people to forgive me‚ but will spend the rest of my life repenting and trying to make up for my total lack of respect and judgement‚” Catzavelos said.
However, Twitter wasn't buying it:
I get the feeling that Adam's family consulted a PR specialist who wrote the apology for them in order to protect business interests.— Hloni Nyetanyane (@HloniNyetanyane) August 24, 2018
The letter is so emphatic that #AdamCatzavelos is an isolated case & his views do not represent those of people close to him.
Adam's supposedly "apology"😲😲😲this fool is not apologising to us but rather to his family for making the family business suffer. He is sorry because the video went viral not because he said what he said, I'm sure wherever he is he's still using the K word#AdamCatzavelos— Snenhlanhla (@MaphalalaSnerh) August 24, 2018
A clip even surfaced of an EFF member reportedly standing outside Catzavelos's house, calling him out:
There were a few people who accepted the apology, but they were few and far between:
Meanwhile the staff at beach racist Adam Catzavelos’s food company have begged deserting customers not to leave them jobless.
A statement issued on Friday on behalf of St George’s Fine Foods employees said Catzavelos’s use of the k-word in a viral video was “not consonant with what [the company] stands for”.
Numerous customers have said they will stop doing business with the Johannesburg company‚ which fired Catzavelos and removed him from its board after the video emerged on Tuesday.
The staff statement‚ issued by Johannesburg law firm Clifford Levin Incorporated‚ said: “We‚ and our families‚ are financially dependent on St George’s Fine Foods and a number of us would be desolate without our positions within the company. A large number of us are the sole breadwinners of our families.”