DJ Black Coffee has had to defend himself after posting a tweet about a sold out concert in Tel Aviv . . . termed Israel’s apartheid state.
He posted a video of his sold-out show in Tel-Aviv on Twitter, and Twitter was quick to point out that he “Sold out” by performing there. Some people were even saying just how insensitive he is being by performing in a place that is killing innocent Palestinians and children, and he received some serious bashing from Twitter.
The debate was pretty heated, as many felt he should have passed on that gig, while others felt he did right for his career and his family.
DJ Black Coffee then tweeted a response to all the negative comments that he was getting, by tweeting:
“Like everyone else I have rights and free will,” he wrote. “and no Black Coffee is not a political party…I work as an entertainer to feed my Family. To sum it up….I’ll take a bullet for my Family.”
Twitter was just not impressed, take a look at some of the comments:
South Africa’s isolation and the Academic & Cultural boycott are part of the reasons Apartheid capitulated to the call for freedom. It is morally & politically insensitive for DJ Black Coffee to just go on partying in Apartheid Israel, whilst it kills & oppresses innocent people.
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) April 2, 2018
Israel has sterilized African women without consent, their Rabbi called Black people monkeys, their President says African migrants are worse than terrorists plus there’s a bounty on them for deportation.
Black Coffee loves Israel though.
— Solitudinarian (@OdirileSms) April 2, 2018
Retweet if you think Black Coffee playing in Israel this week, while Israel murdered children with snipers, is a national disgrace.
— Bram Hanekom (@bram_hanekom) April 2, 2018
Black Coffee is oscillating between arrogance and feigned innocence. It’s actually pathetic that a grown person who has been so supported by people in this country, would choose to behave this way. Trash.
— You Don’t Even Watch Al Jazeera* 🐼 (@PearlPillay) April 1, 2018
I have been a fan of Black Coffee’s music for years & years. His decision to play in Israel & then justify it by saying he needs to feed his family is an insult, more so now after Prime Minister Binyàmin Netanyahu has said African migrants are worse than terrorists.
— Siphumelele Zondi (@SZondi) April 2, 2018
Well . . . not everyone was upset with Black Coffee, with others choosing to understand his hustle and that he is indeed providing for his family.
You guys won’t call out injustices in your corporate spaces because nincenge I salary, I think you are asking a lot from Black Coffee.
— Slindo 💎 (@Slindo_M) April 2, 2018
Black Twitter activists Y’all can go to HELL , there will be no Boycotting Black Coffee yamasimba apha , y’all were needed to Boycott WOOLWORTHS AND y’all did nothing , until WoolWorths closes down for buying their stock in Israel Black Coffee will continue with his HUSTLE pic.twitter.com/8Z6h4PeFUX
— 𝙻𝚎𝚋𝚘𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐 ♌️ (@_LebzaMokebe) April 2, 2018
Ok yes it is hypocritical to call out black coffee about Israel whilst enjoying Woolworths chicken.
— Jalamba (@simphiw_) April 2, 2018