Spelling mistakes & white privilege: Inside Danny K and Helen Zille's war of words

12 March 2019 - 11:54 By Kyle Zeeman
Helen Zille and Danny K shared words on Twitter this week.
Helen Zille and Danny K shared words on Twitter this week.
Image: Esa Alexander (Helen) & Gallo Images / Sowetan / Antonio Muchave (Danny K)

Danny K continues to spark debate over his rant on racism and white privilege, even getting into a war of words on the matter with Western Cape premier Helen Zille.

Danny got tongues wagging this week when he went on a Twitter rant about white people and race, claiming that "not enough white people call out racism when it rears it ugly head" and encouraging his white followers to "stand firm and have courage".

"We can no longer be silent," said the singer.

His comments sparked debate on social media and soon attracted the attention of Zille.

But the politician was not as much interested in Danny's message as in his spelling, calling him out on Twitter.

Danny responded to her message using a meme and pointing out that the former DA leader had not said anything on racism or privilege.

Helen then explained her stance on Danny's comments.

Meanwhile, musician Kabelo Mabalane took to Twitter to defend his friend and offer his support.

"(I'm) proud of you, champ! Remember evil prevails when good men do nothing," he said in response to Danny's original tweet.

The pair recently announced that they had teamed up to address social issues through an annual seminar called "Worlds Apart or Partners". The platform will address, among other things, privilege and inequality in SA.