Kurt Darren shocked by right-wing haters attacking him on social media after performing for Jacob Zuma

2014-05-27 15:28
Cape Town – Afrikaans singer Kurt Darren on Tuesday posted an open letter online in reaction to a sea of negative comments after he performed at the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on Saturday.

According to Darren his wife, Dunay, alerted him to the shocking comments on social media mostly posted by right-wing haters who were upset over the fact that he performed at the presidential event.

Twitter user @StopWhiteGenocide tweeted; “#kurtDarren #wakeup get a life and face the facts: your idiotic rainbow nation never existed and never will. #Liberalturd”

Kurt reacted with a heartfelt open letter in which he wrote; “I expected some critique over my decision to perform at the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma but never the amount of aggression I am currently receiving.

“I’ve realised that it is just a small group of people who haven’t moved on and who haven’t accepted that they live in a democratic South Africa,” Darren wrote.

“I’m shocked by the messages wrote on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. For someone to write that they wish my child will be born dead is the lowest of low.

“It was an honour for me to be asked to represent Afrikaans on stage at the event. I felt the same pride I did when I performed at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert in London in 2008,” he added.

The Loslappie singer concluded his letter with; “South Africa is a country for all South Africans. I’m positive about the future of our country. Through it all I will never fall out of love with South Africa.”

Read the full letter here.

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