Twitter reacts to AKA’s controversial views on COVID-19

The star, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, shared his controversial view on Twitter on 20 December and left many on the social media platform questioning whether he should just stick to music.

It’s far from the first time he has raised eyebrows in the context of COVID-19. On 10 July, AKA released a statement confirming he had tested positive for the virus but by 15 July he announced he had recovered. This left some members of the public confused by his quick recovery. 

AKA QUESTIONS IF ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE CAN INFECT OTHERS 

This time around, AKA asked for proof that someone who didn’t have any symptoms of COVID-19, but was carrying the virus, could infect another person. 

He suggested this made no sense and was not logical. 

REACTIONS TO AKA’S CONTROVERSIAL TWEET 

Twitter users reacted differently to the post. Some were sarcastic, bringing in the 5G conspiracy theory and crazy comparisons referencing iconic rapper Tupac who died in 1996. Others said the COVID-19 vaccine was 3% Cruz Vodka — the brand AKA is an official ambassador of.

The sarcasm only grew, with another Tweep saying anything was possible considering AKA “beat deadly COVID in four-and-a-half hours”.

Another Tweep questioned AKA’s logic by saying:

Others decided they had to try to educate the The Braai Show with AKA host. 

‘AKA SHOULD STICK TO MUSIC’

More than one Twitter user suggested AKA should stick to music and let people who know what they are talking about discuss the science behind the virus.

AKA, of course, had a quick response to this:

Mzansi, being a nation of jokers, did not spare the Victory Lap hitmaker’s feelings.

Another person reposted a video of AKA’s rival Cassper Nyovest, who had posted a video message to AKA about their boxing match.

OTHER CONTROVERSIAL TWEETS FROM AKA

AKA is never one to back down on his opinions, so it is no surprise he did not stop there. He then tweeted he knew someone personally who had tested both positive and negative for the virus.

He then elaborated in a bid to prove his point:

AKA’S OWN COVID-19 EXPERIENCE

In a later tweet, AKA appeared to backtrack somewhat, saying he was not saying the virus was not out there, but that there was a lot of confusion regarding the pandemic. 

But he then followed that with yet another question: “Can you get COVID twice?” 

It is worth noting that not everyone disagreed with AKA’s thoughts and opinions on the subject of COIVD transmissions.

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