Amstel drops MacG Podcast and Chill after transphobic comments.
Amstel has withdrawn its sponsorship of the YouTube series Podcast and Chill following offensive comments by hosts MacG (Macgyver Mukwevho) and Sol Phenduka on a recent episode.
"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," Amstel said in a the statement.
This is not the first time the podcast has lost sponsors over transphobic comments after Old Mutual and Studio 88 cut ties with the show earlier this year.
Podcast and Chill has been making headlines this week after guest Jub Jub – real name, Molemo Maarohanye – made some controversial comments about women on Wednesday’s episode, which aired on Channel O.