Loyiso Gola claps back at hate: They are not qualified for anything I give a f*ck about

Loyiso says social media has allowed stupid ideas to flourish

13 December 2018 - 07:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Loyiso Gola has hit back at his haters.
Loyiso Gola has hit back at his haters.
Image: Instagram/ Loyiso Gola

Comedian Loyiso Gola is among the most trolled celebs in Mzansi but told TshisaLIVE that he doesn't care what people say about him, because they are not at his level.

Loyiso has been dragged for everything from his jokes to his views shared on Twitter. 

He told TshisaLIVE that he doesn't listen to the hate.

"I don't know those people. They are not qualified for anything I give a f*ck about, so it doesn't really matter. A 18-year-old from Hammanskraal's opinion shouldn't have any bearing on my life."

Loyiso said that if a discussion is taking place on social media and you haven't read up on it, you shouldn't be allowed at the table of debate.

"The really bad thing about Twitter is that sh*tty and stupid bad ideas get legs on Twitter. It leaves you going 'this is a really dumba*s idea.'" 

The comedian has been living in London for over a year now, working on international shows and working the local comedy circuit.

"I have been working hard. I have shows and specials. I am just out there trying to hustle and get the recognition. You have to work up the comedy ladder."

He said that after achieving nearly everything there is to achieve in SA, he wanted to give himself a fresh challenge.

"What else is there to do? I had to go or I would have been filled with frustration. I had a show that had over a million viewers and two Emmy nominations. It was like 'what the f*ck else can I do with this thing?'"

Loyiso just shot a new TV special with Netflix as part of their Comedians of the World series, alongside other South Africans Tumi Morake, Riaad Moosa and Loyiso Madinga.

The series, which hits the streaming service on January 1, 2019 will showcase 47 comedians from 13 regions in 8 languages. It will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender and ethnicity. 

Loyiso said he was excited for audiences to see his show.

"I think that preparing for an international show is no different to a local one. There are shared experiences because we are all human. We are told we are different but we are not."