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Bujy Bikwa comes under fire for his 'problematic' comments on polyamory

Bujy likened the lifestyle to 'glamorising sexual promiscuity'

20 May 2021 - 08:00 By deepika naidoo
The radio host has received backlash for his podcast 'Queer Way of Life', under the MacG podcast network.
The radio host has received backlash for his podcast 'Queer Way of Life', under the MacG podcast network.
Image: Instagram/Bujy Bikwa

The internet has hit back at radio and TV host Bujy Bikwa for his new podcast Queer Way of Life, housed on MacG's podcast network, where he made comments about polyamory that left the LGBTQI+ community up in arms.

The bubbly media personality recently announced that he would be starting a new podcast called the Queer Way of Life, discussing issues pertaining to the LGBTQI+ community.

Many tweeps explained that they were under the impression that the show was to educate and shed a light on important issues within the queer community. However, with only two episodes so far, Twitter has been left fuming over remarks made on the show. 

On the most recent episode, Bujy was criticised for his comments on polyamory (fostering romantic relationships with more than one partner).

The media personality likened the practice to “glamourising sexual promiscuity”.

Watch the viral clip from the episode here:

The show also came under fire as the podcast is a division of the MacG's podcast network. MacG recently was accused of being anti-LGBTQI+ after a series of clips from his podcast were slammed on social media.

Even though there were hopeful supporters of Bujy's podcast, the internet has lashed out at the content.

Check out their reactions below:

Earlier this year, former radio host and podcaster MacG came under fire from fans for comments on the LGBTQI+ community on his show Podcast and Chill with MacG

MacG and his co-host Sol Phenduka were chatting about their “confusion and misunderstandings” regarding the LGBTQI+ community.

“You are going to have a sex change just to be with women? Now she's lesbian. Why can't you just be a man and be with a woman?” asked Sol. 

MacG said he “can't keep up” when it comes to the trans identity. 

Since the incident, MacG and his team have apologised for the incident, admitting that their sentiments were “homophobic, transphobic and very distasteful”.

“On January 25, Podcast and Chill published an episode on YouTube. During the show remarks were made by our host, co-host and The Ghost lady which we acknowledge were very homophobic, transphobic and very distasteful,” read a statement on their Twitter page.