Actor and comedian Rob Van Vuuren has issued a lengthy apology after having done blackface in a 2013 Leon Schuster movie.
Van Vuuren's apology comes in the wake of Showmax announcing their decision to review content on its platform that could be considered to be racially insensitive.
Most films by South African filmmaker Leon Schuster have been affected by this decision.
"There is no easy way to say this. In 2013, I did blackface in a Leon Schuster movie. I am deeply ashamed about this fact and very sorry for the hurt it has caused," wrote Van Vuuren in a statement shared to social media.
With that said I am very proud to see Rob speaking up openly about this and acknowledging his privilege and being insensitive. This healing process should not just begin for him alone, it should be for all those who deny fact that they are privileged & come from a racist past— T.H Maloa (@frozenthoughtz) June 22, 2020
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