South Africans have called out The Fergusons, Shona and Connie for refusing to open the industry for new and upcoming actors. The Fergusons in hot water for recycling artists and storylines
It was reported that they will premiere a new drama titled King of Joburg in December on Netflix.
The upcoming series stars Shona, Zolisa Xaluva, Tsholo Matshaba and Connie Ferguson.
It appears that Mzansi Twitter ain’t pleased with the act of re-using same artists used on other TV shows produced by the couple’s company.
Taking to Twitter, users dragged them till their name popped on the trend list.
Though, there were few defenders.
Please look for actors that are young and hungry. Find new scriptwriters and then take it from there I swear you will have another hit show.
— 🇸🇿🏳️🌈 (@skinny_reloaded) November 11, 2020
Fergusons need to hire Jackie as a script writer
— Trev (@Tokyo_Trev) November 9, 2020
Yes we are tired of seeing the same faces but the Fergusons are definitely contributing to the growth of the industry. Them being on Netflix is a big move. Onwards and upwards 🎉🎉🎊🎊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Ntabo M. (@ntabo_m) November 11, 2020
I wish The Fergusons can take young and fresh actors. I'm tired of seeing old and same actors.
But who am I to say I don't have a snake pic.twitter.com/73VJbiTztH
— Monna Wa Mosotho ✊ (@Ditabe_) November 11, 2020
You know you can make your production company and create jobs for black people "open up the industry."
— God Energy (@IALWAY8WIN) November 11, 2020
Lol when the Ferguson’s do something ,y’all bring this subject up ,but uzalo hired sjava n B Zulu you Guys never said anything ,and they already killing it in the industry,coz now is a black owned company y’all got something to say …
— KHEBEST👑 (@KHEBEST_) November 11, 2020
— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister_) November 11, 2020