Metro FM apologises for ‘offensive’ Miss SA2019 poll
Metro Fm has apologised to social media users after running a poll on Twitter asked fans if new Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi, was “stunning”, “just ok” or “wrong choice”.
After the poll, fans were disappointed with the station and felt is offensive to question her beauty, soon after the buzz, Metro FM delete the poll and apologised to fans.
The station also issued a statement distancing itself from the controversial post and claimed it would carry out “internal measures” against those found responsible for the “unapproved” content.
“We confirm that the said poll was unapproved content placed on social media without endorsement from the station. Metro FM does not stand for the content of this poll and distance ourselves from it. We consider this to be totally against our ethos and brand values,” the statement said.
“We, together with the rest of South Africa, celebrate women of all backgrounds, and are truly proud of the new Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi. We sincerely apologise to her and the rest of South Africa,” it continued.
— METROFM SABC (@METROFMSA) August 10, 2019