This South African Rapper Faked a Brutal Car Accident on Instagram to 'Raise Awareness'
South African rapper Moozlie scared South Africans when she appeared to get into a car accident during a live video on Instagram.
South Africans were frightened on Thursday when the rapper Moozlie, who recently won Best Female at the South African Hip Hop Awards, appeared to be involved in a terrible car accident. She was driving and talking about the music business when the "crash" happened. The end of the live video showed a shattered windscreen and nothing else. Many of her followers could be seen on the live video asking her whether she was okay or not.
Speculation about the stunt quickly took off online with fans arguing over whether the accident was real or a PR stunt. The rapper took to Twitter today and retweeted the widely shared video of her "accident," saying that she had partnered with both motor vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen and Drive Dry to raise awareness around road traffic accidents due to driving under the influence.
I partnered with @Volkswagen and @DriveDry to make a change in 2019. We don’t want to see another year where thousa… https://t.co/BfMvS0P5MI— #MoozlieVictory🏆 (@#MoozlieVictory🏆)1547208999.0
Watch the video of the staged accident below.
#MonatiWaFela by Volkswagen, Drive Dry and Nomuzi Mabena youtu.be
While South Africa has experienced a surge in road traffic accidents due to drunken driving, and citizens are attempting to raise awareness around the issue, many are not impressed with the rapper and how she decided to go about it. Below are some responses from South Africans on Twitter.
Should have partnered up with intloni because honey this ain’t it. https://t.co/HekBhve4Kr— Phiwomhle (@Phiwomhle)1547209970.0
They did something similar with @NikkieTutorials in 2012 for the no make up while driving campaign. Not sure about… https://t.co/AUowLhWG6J— Sweet Savage 🎈 (@Sweet Savage 🎈)1547210075.0
A STUPID campaign! #VWDriveDry— Ntozakhe (@Ntozakhe)1547213116.0
2019 is the year of faking your death for an advertising campaign. @VolkswagenSA, how much did you pay @NoMoozlie f… https://t.co/GzUAGqNE8d— Flowburg (@Flowburg)1547212280.0
If you want to trend...great. But don't trend for the wrong reasons. Shock advertising never works. #VWDriveDry… https://t.co/Mp45HekbhB— Tyashnee Gounden (@Tyashnee Gounden)1547212197.0
Dear @VolkswagenSA, @NoMoozlie & everyone who was involved in this so called "campaign" what Y'all did is really u… https://t.co/jRdDYtaris— Lisa Khoza (@Lisa Khoza)1547211878.0
To say we're completely shocked is putting it lightly. #Moozlie #VWDriveDry https://t.co/iElttdC9ox— COSMOPOLITAN SA (@COSMOPOLITAN SA)1547211562.0