Darren Scott's k-word trends worldwide

2011-09-08 09:47
Sam Brighton
Cape Town – Twitter is afire with comments about Darren Scott's racial slur.

The former Jacaranda 94.2 DJ called a colleague the k-word at a team-building event recently. He has admitted to being drunk at the time and has said he regrets his choice of words.

He has since resigned from the radio station and has taken a leave of absence from SuperSport and will no longer be a key anchor for the channel during the Rugby World Cup.

Twitter users have been so vocal about the incident that Darren Scott is trending worldwide.

'No justifiable excuse'

News24 columnist Khaya Dlanga tweeted: "What Darren Scott said the K word? What happened?
I'll go even further: there's no justifiable excuse to use the K word, especially if you're White considering our history."

Actor Jack Devnarain, who plays Rajesh Kumar on SABC3's Isidingo, wrote on his Twitter page: "Racists lurk secretly in plain sight, often disguised in smiles. They're dying twice. From the poison of racism and the cancer of subterfuge (sic)". 

A Twitter page for Julius Malema stated: "#DarrenScott k-word shouldn't be on anyone's vocab. For words have a way of surfacing; drunk or not = unjustifiable(sic)".

Sympathy

Meanwhile, there are some Twitter users who have expressed sympathy towards Scott.

Steve Hofmeyr said on Wednesday: "Dont worry Darren, I stated a verfiable fact & is now racist."

Twitter user TopEditorInt wrote: "You go Darren Scott! SA has become such a sorry place when incompetence, stupidity and discipline are pointed out - & called "racist slurs". 

Another user, Hilton Tarrant, commented on Scott's departure from the radio station, writing: "Darren Scott gone from Jacaranda FM. And with him, a few hundred thousand listeners too. #justplainover".

 

Comments

  • Michael007 - 2011-09-08 09:58

    Why make such a big deal about this thing? Enough now!

      Joe_Public - 2011-09-08 10:04

      No big news today. So the media companies have to 'make' news to push up ratings to sell advertising. And so the world goes round...

      nic - 2011-09-08 10:09

      @Michael I agree in some ways because what the other guy did was wrong but you have to be stupid to use the 'K' word in South Africa because it offends and divides people...when you are one of the better known people in South Africa you have a responsibility to lead the way...while I feel sorry for DS he has basically shot himself in the foot. At least most white people don't use the 'k' word no matter how drunk they are.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:21

      KRUSH.both the k word and kill the boer are wrong

      CITIZEN - 2011-09-08 10:30

      Kgomotso they make a big issue about it because it threaten proples lifes do you know how many farmers were killed in south africa just because they white will you like it if a white youth leader sing " one hand granade one taxi" and thousands of black people die because of it i dont think so , so dont ask stupid questions

      john2011 - 2011-09-08 11:06

      DARREN YOU RULE! UR STILL DA BEST NO MATTER WHAT!!!!

      device - 2011-09-08 11:11

      Actually Kgomotso you are slightly incorrect, many farm murders have nothing to do with revenge. They are driven by profit. In SA farmers are considered to be very wealthy and have a lot of material possessions, secondly and more importantly is that rural safety in SA is almost non-existent. most resources are directed towards policing our CBD's. So why do they kill the farmers? the answer to that question may have to do with deep-seated revenge to some extent; I would argue though that farmers are killed because they are thought of as being heavily armed with rifles etc. and so criminals are more likely to use maximum force when attacking farmers. Contrary to popular belief; The vast majority of people who commit these heinous crimes have no political ambitions, they have no political standing and at the time of committing these crimes barely understand the political implications of their actions, its primarily for profit

      HiJack - 2011-09-08 11:15

      @Kgomotso. Where are these statistics you speak of? Can you post a link to a page with those stats on? I've tried to Google as best I can and I couldn't find more than about 3-4 incidents. I found about 4000+ cases of white farmers being killed though. Please, give me some links and proof?

      Delarey - 2011-09-08 11:16

      Get over it! In the heat of the moment we all say things we regret. Using the K word is a massive slip up by Darren especially considering his social status and responsibility. In was however done “in private” and those involved should have had the maturity do deal with it internally! But when there are knives out……! On the flip side it is fine for the likes of mampara Malema to insult and threaten whites and Tutu to further divide SA by attacking whites for being white!! Yes it's an attack whichever way you want to look at it!! Their rhetoric is just as degrading and divisive as using the K word. Even more so as it is done in a public forum and reaches millions of SA's!! There is no K word for whites for black racists to use, so insulting demeaning rhetoric is all these racists have. The biggest losers in all this will be the listeners in the morning and the rugby fans. We will miss you Darren, a sad day indeed! Good luck.

      Craig - 2011-09-08 11:26

      @Kgomotso Dude! I would LOVE to see a published report that states that there are more farm worker murders caused by farmers than the reverse...and...if farmers are the 'animals' you say they are (both black and white I guess you are referring to because otherwise you are just being hypocritical!) then why are the very farms that were taken away from them being sold back? All I am saying is that racism is unacceptable on ANY level, be it what Darren said or what Julias is doing...it is just VERY unfortunate that it is the ANC's biggest weapon that they keep reinforcing it for votes!

      Stox - 2011-09-08 11:58

      http://www.facebook.com/groups/273487259347224/ Darren Scott for RWC SuperSport anchor!! We want Darren wiff Naas!!! Join this FB group to get Darren back in the SuperSport booth for the RWC! He, Skinstad and Naas are the only people worth listening to!

      mizengold - 2011-09-08 11:59

      if i get called mlungu, i call them a k###ir right back to their face. such a big fuss made by newspapers which everyone will forget when the Bokke start playing rugby!

      TrueAfrican - 2011-09-08 12:00

      I dont understand the ignorance of the white people commenting saying it means nothing. Its not just a word - its the history, background and depth of it. In Aparthied and even now being a boer was a noble thing to be...the K-word however was used to depress the majority and take away the their basic human rights at the hands of the white government. Dont tell me get over it. This guy should be banned from all networks in South Africa because he is not an ambassador for our country with that mentality. Dnt cover up for him because he is white and so are you - therefore you trying to keep an identity amongst yourselves in a country that you feel is killing your identity - look at the reality of the situation and implications of having a voice like that on a forum where the majority of South Africa is watching.

      Buic Unix - 2011-09-08 12:03

      @Mike .. my question exactly what's the big deal about it...And further more what's wrong with brother Darren Scott using the K word ??? We use more deadly words everyday with our blacks and whites i dnt go to police or court, and i know im not a racist and my friends arent aswell...Its the media seeking attention..news24 should be ashamed of itself

      TerraFic - 2011-09-08 15:32

      @TrueAfrican: Your name says it all... Go read the news. I don't care if you believe it or not, but it's a fact. And it does happen rather often in rural South Africa. I'm not saying it's entirely their fault. Certain youth leaders are telling them to carry on multiplying. Unfortunately they don't think further than a day ahead, and thats the problem. There are a lot of educated people (black, white, indian, coulered) that are trying to educate the masses to change their mindset, but because of the sheer numbers this is not an easy task. Unfortunately the masses believe that when white people try to educate them they are being told what to do and that the whites want them to slip into the minority again so they can once again be opressed. Does this sound like people who care or want the best in life for their offspring??

      Doublepost - 2011-09-08 16:47

      Moral of the story. Don't lend money to blacks! Remember folks, no good deed ever goes unpunished!

      Nom-de-guerre - 2011-09-08 17:03

      Because of your ignorance you do not understand what Umlungu means.

      king-louie - 2011-09-09 00:57

      This k-word, where does it come from? What does it mean? The word comes courtesy of the Mohammedans, that same crowd of porcophobic philanthropes who have so kindly given us suicide bombings, video beheadings and letterbox ladies fashion. It means infidel, pagan or non-believer, at least officially, and was how they referred to the negroid races of Africa with whom they traded for centuries. So why all the fuss about a little word? ... well it is also perceived as a derogatory term for blacks in general - they're a bit sensitive, you know.

  • Ngqeku - 2011-09-08 09:59

    Afriforum we wait for you on this one!

      LloydSix - 2011-09-08 10:10

      Darren Scott is not a politician.

      Ngqeku - 2011-09-08 10:12

      He is what? A rugby commentator,who can utter racist rubbish like this. Better they got rid of him just before the RWC

      Viv - 2011-09-08 10:30

      And better we get rid of Julias who insights racial hatred and farm murders. Oh wait - we conveniently forget when it is black on white racisim, that ok's hey? But God forbid that it be white on black - then it is hell fire and brimstone!

      O-Kay - 2011-09-08 10:41

      I agree with your viewpoint Ngqeka, Darren is in the public eye and therefore should have been more aware of the after effects of using that particular word. One thing I have noted however - is that Darren Scott has shown true remorse and apologised for his actions, Julias has NEVER apologised and has no remorse. Julias appears to think he can say and do whatever he likes and answers to no-one. For the record, I don't even like Darren Scott but I do feel he is paying for what he did, so get over it!

      SA4SA - 2011-09-08 10:48

      Are u from SA?

      john2011 - 2011-09-08 11:05

      Ur an idiot ngqeku! Darren Scott is the best rugby commentator for the rugby world cup!

      Lionel - 2011-09-08 11:42

      The usual racists make the usual comments - nice to see you bring it out of them - like Malema, he is a public figure - politics or not.

      Amanzimtoti - 2011-09-08 11:43

      and I wait on Home Affairs to send you back to Mozambique or whatever hole you crawled out of...

      Maltrupa - 2011-09-08 11:46

      @O-Kay. I agree with you, if someone apologises be the bigger person and forgive but we can't use Julius Malema as a scapegoat for everything; he has nothing to do with this. To be fair, does it also mean that we should let Julius's singing of the song slide because of Darren Scott? This is about Darren Scott, an educated grown up with enough intellect to think before he acts. It doesn't mean I can't be held accountable for my actions/words just because Julius is worse than I am.

      So What If.. - 2011-09-08 12:01

      @ Ngqeku. Why wait for Afriforum. They only look at real issues. This is not an issue!

      O-Kay - 2011-09-08 12:13

      @Maltrupa, Each case should be viewed on it's own facts, however I was responding to Ngqeku, who in his reference to Afriforum was linking Darrens outburst to Julias' outbursts. I don't believe one has anything to do with the other, was just saying.

      Lab-Rat - 2011-09-08 12:58

      Ngqeku, why would afriforum need to protect and already over-protected race?

      securicor - 2011-09-08 13:58

      @viv what did Julias say that whites hate him this much, i think whites are just insecure because they know their deeds, and why Darren is rubbing the salt in while blacks are try forget

      Darwinian - 2011-09-08 14:58

      As I said before, by calling someone a malema is WAY more offensive that the k-word!

      HerrCranium - 2011-09-08 20:54

      @Darwinian Thumbs WAY up!!!

      Reindeer - 2011-09-09 04:35

      Ngqeku, you should smile on your pic. You are so black on it, if you get scratched with charcoal, it will make a white stripe....

  • Joe_Public - 2011-09-08 09:59

    Who cares?

      Vernon - 2011-09-08 20:51

      1948

  • kolobe - 2011-09-08 10:00

    so much for team building...supersport better terminate his contract. its not even a surprise that Darren Scott has to be associated with rugby

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:22

      oom filimon.your mentality shows

      MJ77 - 2011-09-08 10:23

      I think he is just echoing what most gatvol whites think in any event.

      Viv - 2011-09-08 10:31

      And Kolobe better the ANC terminate Julias' membership then too. He calls whites all sorts of names and encourages singing hatred songs - oh wait those are 'stuggle' songs - and insights farm murders but he can sommer do what the F he likes hey? Sjoe dis lekka in Africa neh!

      grod - 2011-09-08 10:43

      Irvin Khoza told a black journalist "stop thinking like a 'K'". How come he never had to resign??

      HiJack - 2011-09-08 11:17

      The ANC better then terminate Julius's contract as well. Darren insulted one, Julius talks about killing an entire sector of the population. Or wait, lets do this ANC style... "Darren was misquoted! He didn't mean that, it was a figure of speech." How's them apples? Sucks, hey?

      So What If.. - 2011-09-08 12:03

      @ kolobe. Do you expect us to follow 'team builders' such as malema and co? Have sweet dreams...

      Kgomotso - 2011-09-08 12:27

      MJ77 typical White people they always loss their mind. The colleague has nothing to do with politic if he is sick and tired he should have use his platform as a DJ to advocate his frustration not going around insulting people

      Darwinian - 2011-09-08 15:00

      kolobe, why do you even watch the sport of the oppressor???

  • werner.smidt - 2011-09-08 10:00

    This photo is even better!

  • tj0mm4 - 2011-09-08 10:01

    "Kill the Boer! The Farmer!" no...nothing wrong with that!!! idiots...or is that also too racial for you, Ngqeku?

  • grod - 2011-09-08 10:02

    Why has the word "Mlungu" not been banned yet?It has the same hateful connotations towards white people as the banned "k" word has towards blacks. Where is equality?

      kolobe - 2011-09-08 10:09

      blacks are supposed to call whites what in their native lingos?

      Mnumzane - 2011-09-08 10:11

      Mlungu means what u are. Its not an insult except if you say if I refer to u as white is an insult.

      Viv - 2011-09-08 10:33

      The actual meaning of the k-word is non-believer. So if mlungu is okay then so is the k-word because there are plenty non-believers out there

      Wethu - 2011-09-08 10:41

      @grod, idiot. . . . look for the meaning before you put a comment. . . .

      Eduard - 2011-09-08 14:10

      I would like to know, if the malema twitter post suggest you erase the word from your vocabulary, how do you go about it. Quickly, try to erase the word "Malema". Did he disapear?

      Darwinian - 2011-09-08 15:04

      As I said before, by calling someone a malema is WAY more offensive than the k-word!

      Vusi007 - 2011-09-08 15:20

      that urban dictionary crap is a load of bull. go to the nearest black person and ask them to define the word mlungu to you.. for heavens sake you dont even know what that dictionary's source is.

      The Observer - 2011-09-08 18:36

      grod-ek hoor jou. hulle vang dit nog nie.

  • michaelp1 - 2011-09-08 10:02

    And black's can call me 'Mlungu"????????????????? Racism seems to work only in one direction in South Africa!!!!!

      James - 2011-09-08 10:07

      TRUE THAT BUD ..... ONLY WHEN IT WORKS FOR THEM ..... JUST LOOK AT BEE IN SOUTH AFRICA ...... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Mnumzane - 2011-09-08 10:12

      Even whites can call u mlungu because u r a mlungu. It is not an insult.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:23

      get a life michael.you dont know what you talking about

      Viv - 2011-09-08 10:34

      Mnumzane - I take mlungu as an insult. You think the k-word is insulting well us whities think mlungu is insulting because most of the time you black people are not using it in a complimentary fashion. But it's okay for you guys to be racist but whites can. Nice neh! TIA

      Wethu - 2011-09-08 10:41

      dude look up mlungu. . . idiot. . . .

      Vusi007 - 2011-09-08 14:08

      man you such an idiot. what am i supposed to call a white person in my native tongue then??? why dont we just go ahead and ban all the colors used to describe people, from black to white and start calling each other in more tactful ways. say european african maybe? like i can translate that to my native lingo. bull

      Mack - 2011-09-08 14:14

      Grod you must be faakin joking! The "urban dictionary" biggest load of crap ever. Its used for slang and other colloquial words and definitions. rather get an accredited bilingual dictionary you idiot.

      Mack - 2011-09-08 14:17

      Mike. you are an ignorant twat. remove you racist glasses and look at the facts. Mlungu is the zulu word for white person whereas the "k" word is a derogatory word for black people used in SA,but more importantly means non-beliver

      Canibus - 2011-09-09 08:03

      Hahahahah. Does that mean we can't speak any African languages now because you find some words "derogative"? "Mlungu" is zulu for white person... "Lekgowa" is sotho for white person. Does that mean we can't have our own definitions? You and Julius belong together. Since he believes that "There's no haemaphrodite in Pedi" hahahahahah.

  • frederick777 - 2011-09-08 10:04

    Corruption, poverty, communism ect. We need a Mufasa or Simba. Hopefully it will come soon. Same can be said about Zimbabwe. Mugabe is Scar and his dumb followers are the hienas. Mufasa (Ian Smith) forced out of the beauiful land.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:24

      how do you tie this article with your comment

      Walker - 2011-09-08 15:16

      @frederick777 Ian Smith is Mufasa?? WAHAHAHAHAHA!

      The Observer - 2011-09-08 18:39

      hahahahahahahhahahahaha

  • Enigma - 2011-09-08 10:04

    Famous last words "we were drunk or I was drunk" mmm... ja ne South African style.

      Lionel - 2011-09-08 11:44

      In Vino Veritas

  • baudtin1 - 2011-09-08 10:04

    And the word "Boer" and its racist connotations? Oh I forgot you can only be white to be a racist....

      Clevergirl - 2011-09-09 08:45

      @baudtin1 - The Afrikaners named themselves "boere". I am sure that the black people didn't give themselves the collective name of k------s. Think dumbass!!!

  • tommy 2 - 2011-09-08 10:05

    Darren,Darren,Darren,Darren, A percentage of the nation hides behind doors and gets away with this kind of behaviour,but forget that the truth will be revealed the moment you slip up.

  • IC1 - 2011-09-08 10:06

    Darren was provoked, I dont condone the use of the word, but what about the "colleague" that owes him the cash and wont pay it back?? He caused this sorry situation. Sorry to see you go Darren, you bigger than this, and I hope you get your cash back.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:25

      is that how it works.if a person owes you money that gives you the right to call him names?

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:49

      MARK.you need to have a chat with your parents,somrthing horribly went wrong in your upbringing

      dean jordan - 2011-09-08 10:56

      timmy you are twat.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 11:15

      DEANJORDAN.you have issues.we cant help you here

      BB - 2011-09-08 12:22

      jowza .Next time you use the word boer again just ask yourself this. Is this man a farmer? If not, what did you mean then? It is the same!!!! The difference is that you think that racism works only one way.

      The Observer - 2011-09-08 18:41

      jowza: better than breaking his legs I suppose

  • Lex - 2011-09-08 10:06

    Sounds like we all need to go to 'Racists Anonymous', it's the default position of most of us, from across the whole colour spectrum and it's getting worse.

  • Michael - 2011-09-08 10:07

    IT MEANS UNBELIEVER ANYWAY .. GET OVER IT !!!!

      claudevn - 2011-09-08 10:17

      Thank you very much Michael!!! My point below was drafted before i read your post... indeed, it means "non believer", and is actually a Muslim derived term... in fact, you can then refer to all of us as that... i sure wont be offended... lol

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:26

      michael,they need you in britain to look after the youth there

      Yes_no - 2011-09-08 10:37

      In the book "The new history of South Africa" the origin of the word is widely explained.It has its origins in the Cape where black policemen were called the K----- and the wider meaning was "the ungratefull" for not believing in Alla.Good book that gives insight into our history.

      Wethu - 2011-09-08 10:43

      dude, in RSA it means more then that due to how it was used. . . read up. . . idiot.

      Yes_no - 2011-09-08 10:52

      @Wethu-If you read my comment with insight you will see that it pertains to the origin of the word and not its current meaning.For someone who seems unable to punctuate or spell correctly you are quick to call others idiots.

      Lionel - 2011-09-08 11:46

      You moron - it's spelt differently to the Arabic, and is meant as a racial insult.

      simon - 2011-09-08 12:41

      lol, what a joke! and the swastika was used by the germans to promote love and understanding. One word can have two meaning in different languages and at different times. Discussing it like that is pointless. You can only look at it in the context it was used.

  • Gavin - 2011-09-08 10:07

    Apart hate aint dead- it's just under new management.

  • Bratboy - 2011-09-08 10:08

    Yes, Darren told the truth in a drunken state. This is not a statement on, nor a reflection of his character, but rather a statement of the recipient’s character. The truth hurts. I will join the Jacaranda FM boycott

      betweenu&me - 2011-09-08 10:26

      Agreed! Who cares!

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:27

      im sure jacaranda wont miss you.radio oranjia on the other hand...

      The_Realist - 2011-09-08 12:25

      radio Orania over radio azania anyday!

      Vusi007 - 2011-09-08 14:11

      so someone gets called the kword and its their fault? what if it was a white guy who owned darren the money?

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 14:34

      shame jowza, your life must be hard...

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 14:36

      @ Vusi, then he would probably not run to his mommy crying that Darren called him bad and ugly names... Shame...

      Vusi007 - 2011-09-08 14:50

      @luthias. and you know that for a fact dont you? stop being childish and use your head to reply to comments.

  • Witnessd - 2011-09-08 10:08

    A few years ago, a friend and I were behind Darren Scott in a queue at McDonalds Sandton at night and Darren openly called an Indian gentleman in front of him a "Coolie"... he looked over intoxicated that time as well. As they say, you have no inhibitions and usually speak your mind when you are drunk. He doesn't deserve a place in the South African media. He is a disgrace to South Africa!

      Skiballas - 2011-09-08 10:32

      I was there, he asked the indian gentleman for a colddrink, commonly referred to in its abbreviated form as a coolie. You people see racism in everything...

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:51

      skilballas.do you always think with your ballas

      wateva - 2011-09-08 10:55

      Oh - - - and i suppose you've NEVER called a spade a spade!? Out loud nogal!!! loser.

      Khalib - 2011-09-08 11:38

      Another untested piece of journalism. We can say what we like BUT the truth is not published! I saw you at KFC stealing a chicken!

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 14:28

      jowza you sound like a real smart ass. Hahaha

      The Observer - 2011-09-08 18:44

      so why didn't you take the story the paper?

  • Witnessd - 2011-09-08 10:10

    A few years ago, a friend and I were behind Darren Scott in a queue at McDonalds Sandton at night and Darren openly called an Indian gentleman in front of him a "Coolie"... he looked over intoxicated that time as well. As they say, you have no inhibitions and usually speak your mind when you are drunk. He doesn't deserve a place in the South African media. He is a disgrace to South Africa!

  • Archimedes - 2011-09-08 10:11

    How is it possible to hate yourself when your expression justifies the reality?

  • Nick - 2011-09-08 10:12

    There goes his career. What a pity.

  • claudevn - 2011-09-08 10:14

    Ok ok all, i think people should try and relax... Yes, it was wrong, but mistakes can always be made. I think the bigger focus should be where this word ACTUALLY originated from... It was a tern used by Muslims to decribe "non believers"... the word is borrowed and the meaning completely misunderstood... i guess people have just become so self centred as to completely forget the origins as they really were...

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:29

      your argument is pointless

      claudevn - 2011-09-08 10:32

      It was in fact not an argument but rather a statement my good friend. But you may make with the information what you choose.

      MSGRule - 2011-09-08 10:41

      @Jowza it is obvioudly true as it always was. Non beleivers in antything. Legalise anything that is immoral and sick to "normal" society. If it can't be eaten burn it

      Shakes - 2011-09-08 10:46

      It may mean that but in a racial context it means, "in South Africa today, the term is used both as an insult, and by some, as a common word for a black person. In any case, the term is regarded by most as derogatory (in the same way as "nigger" in other countries). Use of the word has been actionable in South African courts since at least 1976 under the offense of crimen injuria: "the unlawful, intentional and serious violation of the dignity of another". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffir_%28racial_term%29 it is his intention behind the use of the word. Do you really think DS, having a gurdge about money, called him and "unbeliever"????

      jowza - 2011-09-08 11:02

      claude.the muslim term you are referring to is KAAFIR and not the k word you are defending

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 16:03

      @MSGRule that is SO true!

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 16:03

      @jowza - Eish...

  • Debonaire - 2011-09-08 10:15

    Obviously some lack of performace by the party concerned prompted the disparaging use of K word . The action was correct but the choice of word was not. Hope the said party's performance improves as a result- that is the purpose of team building after all - as a colleague I will be watching

  • Han Solo - 2011-09-08 10:15

    BORING!!!! Next article pleeease.

  • The ABG - 2011-09-08 10:15

    To all of the idiots asking why Afriforum doesn't do anything about this: Darren did something once and immediately apologised unreservedly. The ANC and Julius Malema continue to spout racial retoric and hatred with no apology. That is the difference. Now STFU until you learn to apply logic without that big chip on your shoulder.

  • Mnumzane - 2011-09-08 10:15

    He needs a fix on his studio for using that word.

  • Heini - 2011-09-08 10:18

    And "Kill the Boer" is still tolerable??!!! But WHATEVER you do, dont say the K word!!

      MSGRule - 2011-09-08 10:43

      O yes lets not offend lets walk on eggs for ever.

  • Anastasia - 2011-09-08 10:20

    Oh jaysus. As if the poor bastard's week has not been bad enough, he now has Steve Hofmeyer vouching for him. *Shakes fist at sky* "why me g_d, WHY"

  • donns - 2011-09-08 10:20

    Goodbye Jacaranda, hello Radio 5

      betweenu&me - 2011-09-08 10:29

      5fm ... You're showing your age.

      MSGRule - 2011-09-08 10:45

      Radio 5 has been cleansed of all the previous regime. The music is the same as Metro and Kaya Fm

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 16:27

      Like SABC 1 2 and 3

      Marina - 2011-09-09 10:01

      The Radio 5 studios should be cleansed of the stink.

  • n_juiced - 2011-09-08 10:20

    You want to sing kill the boer then I will say what I want. Two wrongs don't make a right absolutely but you can't have your cake and eat it too and we must sit like good little two year olds with our fingers on our lips. White folk are forever walking on egg shells because any slight slip of the tongue intended or not will land them in hot water. But you go ahead and continue to sing and "jiggy" to your KILL THE BOER songs!! HYPOCRITES!!!!!!

  • HappyinNZ - 2011-09-08 10:21

    Darren you're a legend!!!!

  • Mr Hobbit - 2011-09-08 10:21

    It is uncalled for, and can never be justified. Using the "K" word, especially if you are a "celebrity", demonstrates a lack of education, sophistication and common sense, and proves that white people are insensitive to the hurt and anger caused by it's use. At least Darren did the right thing by resigning. Of course, singing "Kill the Boer" is equally out of line, and one can only hope and wish our "celebrity" politicians would also resign. Dumb and dumber.

      Mya - 2011-09-08 12:49

      Well said Mr Hobbit. All these arguments above claiming its not an offensive word, just misintrepeted, they are all obviously frequent users of the K word. It is the worst insult you can give a black person after all they have suffered, anyone older than ten knows this very well. It cannot be justified. There are a myriad of other insults he could have chosen to use but Im sure it was a very intentional use of the word. If we are to fight Malemas racism, we should fight all forms of racism if we want this country to heal and move on.

      Mya - 2011-09-08 12:51

      *misinterpreted

  • C Jacobs - 2011-09-08 10:21

    a few million listeners. We all make mistakes sometimes just very very stupid ones

  • Kgomotso - 2011-09-08 10:22

    He was not drunk as a man thinketh so he is and from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Darren spoke what his heart continuesly meditate. There is no drunkeness here is a racist who managed to contain it for a long time but this time is expoded and exposed him. My question is what was going on when he said that were they argueing what was the mood because that is key.

      MSGRule - 2011-09-08 10:47

      Yes how did it come about? The moral of the story they obviously had history and never never never loan people money that you work with

      jowza - 2011-09-08 11:00

      the moral of the story msg.dont use drunken behavior to say what you really believe

  • Excl - 2011-09-08 10:27

    Dont say it just think it Darren and repeat over and over and over... Then when you get home shout it behind doors.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:30

      what must he shout,that he is a d##s

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 14:45

      No jowza, but probably you are...

  • Barbara - 2011-09-08 10:28

    Is it really necessary to make such hoo-ha out of this. It was a genuine mistake and Darren has apologised. What more do you want!!!! Words slip out often by mistake. Get a life and move on. Barbara

      MK - 2011-09-08 10:36

      @Barbara you are a B**** sory slip out by mistake

      MSGRule - 2011-09-08 10:48

      @MK put it in context. Do you knwo Barbara, do you guys have history? Did she borrow you some money?

  • tj0mm4 - 2011-09-08 10:31

    It is so sad how the SA media in general manage to sensationalize and "sabotage" things before almost every single important sporting event with some kind of racial or political issue! I hope this doesn't affect the Boks!! While I don't condone what Darren said, I think that it is unfortunately a very true reflection of what so many people have said below...what whites, blacks, Indians, colourds, Chinese, etc. thinks of other nationalities. Will he have faced the same fate if he called an Italian colleague a wop? or a Japanese a chink? I think not! Africa is not for sissies!

  • david.malata - 2011-09-08 10:31

    Most of white people are just very angry with black leading this country does it. this will never end until they become what they want.

      MSGRule - 2011-09-08 10:50

      @david..Aaaah come on man. Most South Africans are angry with the way thet the goverment is run. Corruption and stealign from the public. Stop blowing race fires on.

      SA4SA - 2011-09-08 10:56

      Yes you are right and not because of blacks leading but rather because of black racist retaliation against whites and black hijackers and black burglars and blacks trashing our streets and blacks ... must I go on?

      Carl Muller - 2011-09-08 11:39

      We are upset that Malema can defend kill a boer kill a farmer and never aplogize for that!

  • Niren - 2011-09-08 10:32

    K-word, n-word, who cares? It is a blatent mistake that should be forgiven and forgotten. Move on !!!

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:57

      mistake?

      d2eguy - 2011-09-08 12:04

      @jowza ... yes , like you , a big mistake .

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 15:31

      @jowza, can't you read? At least you spelled "mistake" correct.

  • simon - 2011-09-08 10:35

    I had the displeasure of playing golf behind Darren once. The way he acted there was enough to convince me he is an idiot. I for one am not at all upset for him. If you act like that then you should be prepared to face the consequences of your actions.

      Khalib - 2011-09-08 11:45

      Heresay. Again we can post what we want - untested. Tell stories and anyone will believe!

      simon - 2011-09-08 12:48

      so speaking from your personal experience is "heresay"? Heresay is in actual fact when you relate information heard from someone else about an event or happening. I was there, therefore its not heresay. Anyway, the point is, he is accountable for his actions, so man up and take it.

  • leonard.w.gray - 2011-09-08 10:35

    what a cake, he deserves everything thats been said, he is a total racist and should never present when the springboks are playing, or any game at all. A complete and utter racist. I imagine he was presenting in the 1995 world cup??!??! This guy should not present ever again and should stick to verimark adverts.

  • BB - 2011-09-08 10:36

    Is there any democratic country (freedom of speech)in the world that a "word", any word not allowed to be uttered?

  • Jeremy - 2011-09-08 10:36

    Well, he cant be a racist - because a racist would not lend money to a person of another colour.

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:56

      is that a fact

      zena - 2011-09-08 14:19

      Yes its a fact, have you ever borrowed money to a white man, no, so you must be a racist then.

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 15:35

      @jowza,you racist

      Darwinian - 2011-09-08 15:44

      @Luthais please answer zena's question...

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 16:36

      Darwinian, Dude, are you on drugs?

  • Peeved - 2011-09-08 10:36

    What a pity the country is filled with small minded idiots - You go Darren, if Malema can do it so can you - why should blacks be the only ones allowed to flaunt racism. Malema openly and on a public platform entices Blacks to murder a racial group and its treated as BS but call a spade a spade and everyone is up in arms. PATHETIC PATHETIC PATHETIC.

      Clevergirl - 2011-09-09 08:55

      @peeved 2 wrongs don't make a right

  • AS - 2011-09-08 10:38

    Darren if you are a racist them 60% of the white South Africans are racists you just had the balls to say it drunk or not. Quite honestly there is more racist black on white than white on black. We continue to live in the dark ages. It's the past for heaven sake how long do the whites have to play payback - forever.....

      Doublepost - 2011-09-08 16:42

      White "racists" call blacks names. black racists kill White people!

  • Dave - 2011-09-08 10:39

    If the ANC wants to get rid of racism they need to start in their own backdoor. There policies and utterances are often racist- so why is it ok for the ANC to be racist????

  • Peachy - 2011-09-08 10:40

    I can't understand what the bog deal is about. people are just far too sensitive about colour. have you ever looked up the word in the dictionary. If not, here is the explanation: "Any Black African; a former name for the Xhosa language" So, come on people...... !!!!

      jowza - 2011-09-08 10:55

      tell us which dictionery

      Luthais - 2011-09-08 14:56

      @ jowza, In your people's dictionary. and also look up the word "dictionary" maybe it will help you to spell correctly...

  • Hazel - 2011-09-08 10:41

    This country will never come right because everyone quick to point fingers they quick to judge as a quote " and why do you look at the speck in your brother eye, but do not consider the plank in you own eye" what more can you say..

  • Mensa - 2011-09-08 10:41

    Just another load of BULL making the news because journalists got nothing better to report on. All you read in the news is POLITICS, which s ALL lies anyway!! Time to go read a piece of blank loo paper, way more interesting than this crap.

  • thabatao - 2011-09-08 10:42

    And the dark skinned people are the biggest racists walking on the earth. They scream racism and then they sing "Kill the Boer". Julius deserves the "K" word the most. He should have it tatooed to his forehead.

      Darwinian - 2011-09-08 15:46

      As I said before, by calling someone a malema is WAY more offensive than the k-word!