Daniel Friedman, the news editor of The Citizen ‘s online platform, was suspended on Friday pending an investigation into recent statements in his capacity as his comedy persona Deep Fried Man.
Friedman, in an entry on Deep Fried Man’s Twitter account, referred to white people, specifically those who support the FF Plus, as racists. This account has since been disabled.
Charles Cilliers, the digital editor of The Citizen, said in a statement that the publication’s management noted with concern the subscription made on various social media and other online platforms.
According to Cilliers, The Citizen has a strict social media policy and allegations regarding Friedman will be treated as such.
Friedman previously got away without suspension after making fun of “white genocide”.