South African TV aint messing around!
So after Kayley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki walked up to CBS and grabbed their balls and squeezed and squeezed until they crapped out a giant pile of money, actors all over the world decided that they too were underpaid for emoting! Except because not TV industries are built by executives who douche with 24 carat gold enemas, things aren’t going so great.
The 16 member cast of soap opera Generations in South Africa were on strike with their employers SABC because those bitches said they wanted more money and that SABC were being tighter than Lindsay Lohan when she’s asked to pay her hotel bills.
Well, those bitches were right! Executive producer Mfundi Vundla (Sidenote: Master Villain’s name, amirite?) told the cast of Generations to bite him in the bagina because he pink-slipped each and every one of those bitches!
The BBC reports
The show’s 16 actors, watched nightly on state broadcaster SABC, were fired after resisting calls to return to work at studios in Johannesburg.
The programme will continue to air until October, while producers have indicated new actors will be recruited.
Mfundi Vundla said of the firing “There were other actors before, there will be other actors in the future,”he told Talk Radio 702. “Generations will go on, it doesn’t mean the demise of the series.”
“We’ve been engaging with them since October last year,” said Mr Vundla, who added the cast had been asked to continue recording the show while negotiations continued but had not returned to work.
“That’s it, it’s finished, it’s a termination,” he added.
Mfundi is not Mfucking around or Mfunding any fancy actor salaries!
He pointed out that the Generations cast have 12 of the top 15 paid actors in South Africa, but the cast of Generations pointed out that being “Top 15 Paid Actor” in South Africa means jack shit when the top salary is a packet of quavers, a box of Krispy Kremes and a $8.00 Uber credit.
Mfundi Vundla is going be cackling into his flatcap this evening as he serves his family a can of SPAM and tells his daughter not to be so wasteful and instead of buying food for her lunch she should eat air instead because its cheaper. Mfundi Vundla is going to go to the work cafeteria tomorrow and scream OUTRAGE that soup costs $1 and then email an angry email to his local council for having to pay for parking. Mfundi Vundla is that kind of guy. Maybe. Probably.