Jack Parow upsets KZN town

2012-05-02 08:40

Cape Town - Afrikaans rapper Jack Parow had to be led off stage during a show in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend because his lyrics upset a group of people, the Cape Times reported on Wednesday.

The group physically threatened Parow, whose real name is Zander Tyler, at the festival on Friday, because some people were offended by swear words.

A man tried jumping onto the stage, but was pulled back by police, who had been called in to calm the crowd down.

Not bothered

Parow's critics aired their views on the Newcastle Newspaper's Facebook page, with some calling Parow a "satan slang" (devil snake) and a "disgrace to the Afrikaans language".

Others defended his performance. The rapper told the newspaper he was not bothered by the commotion.

"I was singing 'Dans, dans fokken dans'. This one guy was shouting at me and said: 'Why are you fucking swearing?', but that was funny because he was swearing at me.

"If you're going to put me on after blerrie Steve Hofmeyer; well, our fans are world's apart."


  • Fredster - 2012-05-02 08:57

    Another "no talent" He has to lean on swearing to promote his singing. In the same Shameful league as die antwoord.

      Rob - 2012-05-02 16:03

      Alicia, make sure you know what you are talking about before criticizing them. This concert also featured Steve Hofmeyer and they were there to see him. They were not attending Jack Parow's concert as you put it.

      Freddie - 2012-05-03 07:24

      So what does 69 mean Fredster? Hou jou bek!

      eldavinn - 2012-05-03 22:49

      no talent? OH please. I'm so sick and tired of people saying that artists like Jack Parow don't have talent. By the looks of it you are basing his talent on the fact he swears so much in his music. I believe music is subjective, BUT saying someone doesn't have talent because you don't like their music is such a load of %^&*. Listen to his lyrics, listen to his structure and his actual rhymes, forget about the swearing for a moment, even if you don't like his music you can not deny that he has a knack for writing tunes that people enjoy and that sell. So much so that he would even embark on the road of creating the Jack Parow franchise (he started with his braai sauce). If you want to talk about no talent then why not mention the HORDES and HORDES of artists (mostly afrikaans artists) that slap cheesy lyrics on music that has NO depth and sound exactly the same as the last bit of dribble that was pushed out in the "Greatest hits" collection.

  • albertusvw - 2012-05-02 09:03

    Fredster69 - go listen to something else and leave people who love Jack Parow alone.

  • Johann - 2012-05-02 09:11

    Jack Parrow is Cooler As Ekke... If u dont like the music dont listen to it... at least he is better than Steve for the young at heart.

  • nolan.ramasamy - 2012-05-02 09:12

    ok, we all know who Jack Parow is, if you don't like him then don't listen!

  • Andres - 2012-05-02 09:16

    It's a free nation to write music that you wish to sing, as it's a free nation to attend a concert or not. These people are nothing but conservative ooms and tannies that are being "preeds." If Jack Parow is performing and you're a conservative, don't go! Just like liberal Afrikaners have no right to slam Laurika at one of her concerts, because they find her music "outyds." Get a life people!

      Squeegee - 2012-05-02 17:13

      Let's see what the other artists performing at concerts say when people stay away because of Jack Parrot.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-05-02 09:49

    Newcastle is an AWB conservative Afrikaner town. Terrible place.

      Stille - 2012-05-02 09:54

      Then i suggest you dont take your wife and children there. Take a detour and go to Soweto and Diepsloot for your holidays.

      Chez - 2012-05-02 13:28

      @ PointBlank and Stille. I lived there for many years and Newcastle is butt ugly and is a small hick, racist town - no doubt about it. to "Stille", I understand that you want to defend your town, as I do mine but really; Take our wife and children there? What the hell for? There's nothing to do, the place is ugly and it stinks. You think people go there on holiday? No they don't; some are forced to coz they have family there but otehrwise; trust me, we'd rather be in Soweto. By the way, you kinda proved PointBlanks point about the racism by saying we should go to one of two black townships. You think they are worse than Newcastle? Hell no! Soweto's a cool place. And i'm a white woman.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-02 17:15

      Chez, Newcastle has suffered enough, Do we really have to subject them to Jack Parow too? Cruel.

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-05-02 18:02

      I agree. I knew a girl from there once. She trusted me with her deepest of secrets (including secret suicide attempts) but was still ridiculously racist towards me (doesn't make sense, does it? lol). Seems like the folk from there are 'common' beyond words

  • Blip - 2012-05-02 10:01

    Great stuff, Jack. Cool cap too. Cooler as ekke!

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-06-13 09:25

      Dis nie moeilik om cooler as Blip te wees nie.

  • dawie.mynhardt - 2012-05-02 10:32

    \As jy nie hou van die song nie , asseblief moenie luister nie \ - Jack Parow

  • chris.els.7 - 2012-05-02 10:32

    Jack Parow is common. Where is our values and he ia a disgrace to the Afrikaans langyage. To swear at God.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-05-02 16:54

      When did he swear at God? <---- Not sarcastic. I really want to know, cause if he did, he just lost a fan.

  • Nathi - 2012-05-02 10:40

    You know what I find funny about all you moners. You are more than willing to splash out & play loudly a "Linkin' Park, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Snoop Dogg, Eminem & Dr Dre" CD, which have swear words you never knew existed. But have a South African artist do it, then all pandemonium breaks out. Get over it people, let's act like the adults we claim we are, and not like the hypocrits we claim we're not.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-02 17:17

      Nathi, people took their children to listen to Steve (sad, I know) not to have them subjected to Jack's *@#$.

      johncarlos.biza - 2012-05-02 18:03

      How is Steve any more moral than Jack Parow? Logic fail from the audience.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-02 10:41

    Bunch of idiots, wasn't his name on the list of performers who would perform?, Is he not well known for his language and song lyrics, didn't these idiots expect him to continue in his money making tradition. its like going to a comedy festival and then wanting to beat up a performer because he thinks everything is a joke. ox wagon mentality.

  • paul.behrens.79 - 2012-05-02 10:51

    The problem was created directly by the organisers of the Newcastle Show. It was obvious that not one of them know Jack Parow's music nor have been to any of his performances. They booked him in pure ignorance for a family event with the sole aim of making money out of it. At the same time the organisers will not pay for a single artist from Newcastle itself, which, if the slightest effort is made, is full of talent appropriate for their event.

  • neill.powell - 2012-05-02 11:16

    these fans are retards! If you KNOW Parow will be there, you also ACCEPT whatever he is going to sing. Why go to a concert and not know who the other acts are...oh wait, you just went to see the 'Hof, right? Classy!

  • wietsche.nel - 2012-05-02 12:18

    Congratulations Newcastle!, I am sure your actions will go a long way to help the rapidly deteriorating moral standards of afrikaans people, a lot of us seem to think swearing is cool and artist with no or little talent will exploit this with there sick off tune songs.\r\nJack Parow and the words talent, artist or even singer should not even be used in the same sentence.

  • Belinda - 2012-05-02 14:40

    I dont like Jack Parow at all but if you invite an artist to perform, surely you screen/or know what kind of an artist they are?? He is known for his lyrics etc.....I think they owe him a public apology!

  • Cosmic - 2012-05-02 15:20

    Wow, a few swear words and a whole town is up in arms? It seems Newcastle is the South African South Park in this story... displaying small town mentality that rabbles at the most pointless of issues. Parow is lucky they didn't release the Steve Hofmeyer monster (SA version of Barbera Streisand monster in South Park) on him. ;) Quite entertaining...

  • safrikaan - 2012-05-02 15:23

    Why... some people are dumb. Honestly, what did they expect from Jack? Grow up conservatives.

  • azwart1 - 2012-05-02 19:44

    Seems like someone tried to become famous...? #stupidity

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