Loyiso Bala apologises to the LGBTQ+ community

27 March 2019 - 11:13 By Cebelihle Bhengu
Loyiso Bala has issued a public apology.
Loyiso Bala has issued a public apology.
Image: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Bafana Mahlangu

The Twitter jury is still out on whether musician Loyiso Bala has managed to get himself out of a sticky situation, after apologising to the LGBTQ+ community this week for a post about his brother Phelo that nearly collapsed the internet.

Loyiso earned himself a seat at the very top of the Twitter trends list when he wished Phelo a happy 28th birthday and shared a piece of advice he had given him over the last few weeks.

"As I said to him, 'I’m in no position to judge you but to love you and to always point you to Christ. Your relationship with him will define your life’s purpose,'” Loyiso wrote.

Tweeps accused the star of being homophobic and "hiding his homophobia behind religion". 

Loyiso defended his message and said he was not being judgmental, but continued to get dragged.

The star eventually returned to Twitter on Tuesday evening to apologise to all those offended by the post.

But social media can't decide whether this apology was genuine or not.

Some applauded Loyiso for apologising, while others claimed he had said sorry to keep the peace.

Here are some of the reactions: