‘Podcast & Chill With MacG’ Loses Partnership With Amstel Lager Amid LGBTQI Remark

Loren Lennox, group marketing manager at Studio 88, said the podcasters approached them looking for new sponsors and they initially offered them a four-episode sponsorship deal.

Amstel has officially ended their relationship with Podcast and Chill with MacG following the show`s distasteful jokes about trans women. The podcaster has lost yet another major sponsor, which is extremely disappointing.

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Mukwevho and co-host Sol Phenduka were discussing the latest cheating scandal involving actor Vuyo Dabula on a recent episode of “Podcast and Chill with MacG.”

While on the show, Phenduka could be heard saying, “Shame man that (that) had to happen to Vuyo. An amazing guy. I saw him last week at Auckland Park. Yeah, he likes riding beautiful transis.”

Following this, Amstel Lager announced that they are withdrawing their partnership with the show, saying in a statement:

“The Amstel brand, locally and globally, is centred around friendship and inclusion of all people, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation, without discrimination, and we distance ourselves from any transphobic and homophobic views. We have officially parted ways with ’Podcast and Chill with MacG’ and will no longer be a partner as of 1 December 2021,” added the statement.

“As a responsible business that fully respects the rights of everyone, we have decided to terminate the relationship with MacG, with immediate effect. We distance ourselves from the harmful commentary against the LGBTQI community and humanity at large,” read the Old Mutual statement.

Loren Lennox, group marketing manager at Studio 88, said the podcasters approached them looking for new sponsors and they initially offered them a four-episode sponsorship deal.

“The Studio 88 Group stands firmly against the harmful and offensive comments and statements made by MacG during one of his recent Podcast and Chill with MacG episodes, as same goes against our core values and beliefs as a company group in South Africa.

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“In light of the above, the Studio 88 Group wish to distance ourselves completely from the aforementioned statements, podcast and its host/(s). We have, therefore, decided to terminate, with immediate effect, any business/sponsorship relationship we may have with MacG,” read the statement.

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