Several Leon Schuster movies have been removed from the Showmax video streaming platform because of racial insensitive.
Many broadcasters and streaming services are currently reviewing their content following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd.
One of the prominent topics which the Black Lives Matter movement focuses on is blackface, where a person wears makeup to make themselves look like a black person.
Leon Schuster often used makeup and masks to disguise himself as a black person in his movies, which forms part of Showmax’s decision to remove his movies.
Schuster hit back at the decision, saying he was shocked and upset by the decision to review and remove his movies from ShowMax.
He said he has been doing this type of comedy, where he uses disguises to fool people, for decades and he cannot believe that the content of his movies causes any harm.