Mr South Africa CEO on some real backlash
The Mr South Africa 2019 finalists were announced in a deleted tweet on Wednesday, following the reveal of the top 20 finalists, Mr South Africa trended on social media with many South Africans voicing their opinion on the appearance of the finalists.
Channel24 spoke to the CEO of Mr South Africa's JP Robberts about the severe public criticism, and how the organisation hopes to impact the broader community.
In 2018 he decided to takeover the Mr South Africa brand, and said: "The Mr South Africa had suffered damage to its reputation in previous years and I wanted to change to country's attitude toward the pageant."
Former Mr South Africa Armand du Plessis took to twitter on Thursday and posted:"As a former Mr. South Africa; it is sad to see how the quality of this competition has drastically declined over the past few years."
According to JP, he has spoken to all the finalists,and told them to prepare themselves for the "media war."
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