Munya Chawawa had the most savage takedown of Pure Gym’s outrageous slavery workout
On Monday, the Luton branch of Pure Gym posted details of a workout named ’12 Years a Slave’.
Here are some of the many outraged reactions.
Jesus ******* ****
Pure Gym Luton & Dunstable saw all these businesses showing solidarity with the black community and thought: Why not name a workout "12 years of slave" and use the slogan: "Slavery was hard and so is this"?
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) October 5, 2020
😮PureGym just posted a "12 Years A Slave" inspired training routine and said… "Slavery was hard, and so is this!"
How the f*ck did they think that was ok?!
Words fail me. pic.twitter.com/ocO3DDDimO
— Vin Gill (@digitalvingill) October 5, 2020
The fact that the Personal Trainer who posted it turned out to be black was no mitigation, and they later issued this apology.
— Kristy Alisa (@KristyAlisa) October 5, 2020
— Bec Baker (@MarketerBean) October 5, 2020
However, the best response came from satirical comedian Munya Chawawa, who “redressed the balance” with this devastatingly sardonic parade of black stereotypes.
— Munya Chawawa (@munyachawawa) October 5, 2020
Tweeters were as blown away as ever by his swift response.
The ink on Pure Gym’s apology isn’t even dry yet 😩 https://t.co/2r0kK5CUlG
— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant) October 5, 2020
He never misses https://t.co/DTambCK7q4
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) October 5, 2020
One of the consistently funny guys on here https://t.co/XM1mRdVuWZ
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 5, 2020
We don’t know how many times it has to be said before it happens, but …
— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) October 5, 2020