Of Stunner Threatening To Expose Rival Artist’s HIV Status
We watched with shock yesterday as rapper Stunner tweeted that he would expose a rival artist’s HIV status.
Look, Stunner is a great guy. Most of his friends will say that he is misunderstood and simply is a man who speaks his mind. The way he speaks is good fodder for the newsmen and we love him for that. He is also pretty talented so we have the time of day for him.
However when he makes statements like this it is a bit worrying:
I jus got tru info info on some wanna be king of zim hip hop , dude don’t mess with Tazzoita other wise tozvitaura!!! #HIVpositive
He has since pulled down the tweet. The story has been picked up by a few people among them Pamushana News.
That is saying you will use someone’s private health records against them. In a country with so much stigmatisation when it comes to HIV/Aids that is unhelpful. Even if it is a threat he does not intend on carrying out, it id wrong. A public figure like him should know better than to say or even imply a thing of that nature.
However Stunner is not the only one. If you hang around enough at a watering hole you will hear whispers about how you-know-who has got it. Some of it has turned out to be libelous but you still hear it.
The comment is unfortunate.