Steve Hofmeyr on backlash over apartheid-era flag: SA's in denial of 'rot under the new flag'

The Afrikaans singer sparked outrage yet again on social media after he shared a picture of himself surrounded by old apartheid flags

05 February 2019 - 13:45 By Chrizelda Kekana
Steve Hofmeyr was once again put on blast.
Steve Hofmeyr was once again put on blast.
Image: Instagram/Steve Hofmeyr

Controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has once again been slammed and labelled "racist" after he shared pictures of himself with the old South African flag.

To add fuel to the fire Steve seemed impressed with himself and has dubbed the latest antic "freedom of expression". 

The singer took the picture at an unidentified pub, which proudly displayed several old apartheid-era flags. 

"Good rains. Found a waterproof roof. Mooi ne?," Steve captioned the snap. 

Steve told TshisaLIVE that the only thing wrong with the picture was that he was in a pub with no beer.

He said he knew how "Black Twitter" would react because they're "predictable". 

"(It's the) same bigotry as always. This is South Africa's way of denying the rot under the new flag," Steve said in response to the "anger" on social media. 

After offering to buy plane tickets and help Steve move to Australia or any other place for that matter, tweeps also told the Afrikaans singer that his "racist" acts and stunts were tired.

They called him out for seeking attention with the "wrong" things.

Here are some of the reactions.