No troll formed against Mohale Motaung shall prosper and the entertainer is making sure of that. Mohale broke his silence over the backlash he got after it was announced that he will be joining Rhythm City for a few episodes.
Somizi Mhlongo’s husband appeared on Trending SA and addressed the criticism he received after it was announced by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, that he has landed a role on eTV’s hit series Rhythm City.
As expected there were many negative comments from people who accused the South African media industry of recycling talent, and especially giving out these gigs to only famous people or people with connections.
Mohale’s latest win has many questioning the number of qualifications he has and when were the auditions for this specific character. Answering all the questions people had, Mohale spoke to the Trending SA presenters and defended himself by saying he auditioned for the role like everybody else.
Despite many saying he was the only one in the auditioning room, Mohale laughed it off and said he applied through his agency.
Beginning his interview, Mohale said at first people’s negative comments used to cut deep and he would be very much bothered by the hate, stating that now, he simply does not care. He is not going to waste his time and energy on people who do not know the full story and who have no idea who he is.
The businessman also debunked claims that his husband is hard at work getting him gigs saying he will not apologise for marrying Somizi because he is famous.
“In the beginning when people would share their thoughts about what I do, where I go it used to bother me. But then I said wait… I can’t be angry at people who don’t know me, or anything about me. People expect me to not do anything simply because I am married to a famous person. I can’t blame myself for getting married to Somizi. That must not mean I shouldn’t pursue any opportunities simply because people are going to say that Somizi got them for me,” proclaimed Mohale.
On the issue of him being the only person who auditioned, as per the outraged people, he said the audition was done via tape and through his agent along with six other people from his agency, and another six from another agency.
Mohale was then asked about how the couple celebrated their wedding anniversary and will there be a massive celebration. The socialite dropped a bomb shell when he revealed they are planning a third wedding.
But before revealing such, he spoke about the challenges of marriage in it’s first year. “We had a quiet dinner and looked back at the past year. The first year of marriage, I must say, is not easy,” he said, adding that the reason is people are not told about the challenges and how to overcome them.
“We are not planning an extravaganza, but we are having another wedding,” he concluded.
After remaining silent for almost the whole time he was trending, his husband Somizi answered the trolls by posting a meme which is directed at the haters. Who gave the best who shared a hilarious GIF, along with the caption, “Sometimes this is the answer u need to give to trolls”.