“Y’all Speak English Right?” Jason Derulo Angers South Africans

American ignorance strikes again.

Miami’s popular R&B singer Jason Derulo was supposed to be a main draw at the South African of the Year Awards this Saturday. But after only a few seconds onstage, Derulo was already hated rather than lauded.

“Y’all speak English right?” the 26-year-old asked, having obviously forgotten to read up on basic South African language demographics.

Furious South Africans took to Twitter to voice their concerns following Derulo’s ignorant remark:

In an attempt to save face, Derulo provided an explanation to his ignorance:

That response, however, did not fly with some South Africans:

Derulo has not Tweeted anything since.

Originally from Sweden, Chris is a journalist with an extensive interest for African culture and the arts.