Lasizwe Dambuza just released one of his funniest videos yet but Black Twitter is crying foul
The video, called ‘How VW polo drivers live in South Africa’, makes fun of how owners must constantly make sure the high-risk car is locked, to avoid it being stolen.
The hilarious footage had thousands of views on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Laughter turned to anger when tweeps accused the YouTube sensation of copying stand-up comedian Waylene Beukes.
How VW Polo Drivers live in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/RlRsFRYgAU
— Lasizwe (@lasizwe) March 12, 2019
Lasizwe copied that girls entire video to a T. Helang kere le “pew pew”… pic.twitter.com/IlSPuMVqZu
— ghostin ☁️ (@AsanteWrld) March 13, 2019
Lasizwe is like those weird guys at the back in high school, they’ll copy your homework word for word, le di mistakes tota.
— Tumelo (@Tumi202) March 13, 2019
BREAKING: Lasizwe’s responds to copying accusations pic.twitter.com/WyXRqzJ6AQ
— Uncle Afro (@Afro_M) March 13, 2019
But before you get your knickers in a knot (too late for some!), Lasizwe not only got permission from Waylene to recreate the skit but she also wrote it for him
He gave her credit when he posted the video on both YouTube and Instagram.
Waylene came to Lasizwe’s defence after Black Twitter dragged him to filth over the alleged content plagiarism.
“Hey guys just to make things clear. @lasizwe did not steal content from me. He loved my video and asked to redo and I gave him permission and he credited me on it. Thanks for tuning into another episode of “ands that that on that (sic)”,” she tweeted.
Hey guys just to make things clear. @lasizwe did not steal content from me. He loved my video and asked to redo and I gave him permission and he credited me on it. Thanks for tuning into another episode of “ands that that on that”
— MaybeShesBornWithIt,MaybeIts (@waybeline) March 13, 2019
Despite both Lasizwe and Waylene clearing up the matter, the backlash continued
“He didn’t credit you on Twitter. Not everyone is on Insta. In fact, why not just repost yours, since he likes it so much,” one tweep wrote.
It’s not the first time Lasizwe has been accused of being a copycat: last year YouTube and Vine star Jay Versace slammed him for “copying” his content.
“Boy you copy everything I do,” he tweeted.
boy you copy everything I do https://t.co/jaxXHgQ8oN
— archangel jay (@JAYVERSACE) June 21, 2018
Lasizwe has clearly learned his lesson, but even when he did the right thing he came in for a lot of flak from Twitter users who love a good scandal – even when it doesn’t exist!