The most famous disc jockey, DJ Stavo recently took to Twitter to blast local celebrities who were posting pictures at Tuku’s funeral saying this was immoral and disrespectful to the deceased’s family.
There were many public figures who managed to attend the funeral of the legendary Afro-jazz musician and shared some selfies at the funeral on social media. Include Killer T, Jah Prayzah and Madam Boss. The DJ first reacted on Twitter expressing how disappointed he was with their behavior at the funeral wake calling them immoral.
DJ Stavo said, “That’s why people say there are no celebrities in Zimbabwe. I’m very disappointed in those ‘popular’ individuals posting that they’re at the funeral instead of mourning. It appears it’s now just for the likes if think it’s very disrespectful. Have we lost our morals? DJ Stavo continued with his Twitter rant saying: “You don’t have to prove it to anyone that you were there. Let the media register that for you.”
His reaction shows some divided opinion on Twitter as some were in agreement, others saying they did not see any problem with celebrities sharing their images at a funeral on social media.
Dj Stavo argued that some people got me wrong, I never said do not celebrate or mourn the loss of a loved one. I’m simply saying it’s not right to take pictures of someone mourning or celebrating at a funeral and to post on social media to gain credit that you were there. The rumors which are circulating about how funerals are no longer the same and are no longer respected. The DJ who wedded his longtime partner last year said people should follow the examples of the elders that were there, but did not post pictures to show they were at the funeral.