SA radio distances itself from the “anti-vaxxer” presenter
Kouthar Davids made a meme of herself over the weekend, after giving a now infamous interview regarding her anti-vaxxer views. The cynical jab, who has previously presented and hosted shows on Radio 786 sporadically, told a reporter she “doesn’t believe in COVID-19” – only to then admit she was hospitalized with the virus earlier this week. year.
Who is Kouthar Davids? The ‘Radio 786 anti-vaccine’
The reckless about-face went viral, forcing Davids to clarify his position. The shameless anti-vaxxer says she recognizes the coronavirus threat, but doesn’t believe vaccines work against the disease. It is she against 99.9% of the scientific community on this subject, just for the record …
His contentious claims – and the bizarre way to phrase them – sparked anger online, and some people who saw the interview on social media directed their frustrations to Radio 786.
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Station aims to part ways with unintentional viral star
Depressed that they have been “drawn into the debate”, Radio 786 says Kouthar Davids is not a “regular feature” at the station, distancing himself from the fury surrounding the vaccine-skeptic.
Radio 786 noted with interest some of the comments made on social media about the anti-vaxxer protest outside Groote Schuurr Hospital in Cape Town. We are even more astonished by the people who tried to train us there. Our standards are decided by a carefully considered code based on truth and accuracy. “
“Kouthar Davids does not have a program on Radio 786 nor does it appear regularly in our programs. We are a leading African broadcaster covering information often overlooked by others. This includes difficult and controversial topics, but we remain committed to sharing a fair dissemination of information, reflecting the realities of the world we live in. “