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Looks like Jason Derulo might not be welcome back to South Africa after an offensive remark he made while performing last night.

The singer was on stage at the South African of the Year Awards when he asked the audience:

“Y’all speak English right?”

After making the seemingly ignorant comment, South Africans, clearly unimpressed, lambasted Derulo, with some calling him ignorant and others launching a personal attack on his music.

See tweets below…

One angry South African twitter suggested the Watcha Say hitmaker return to the US sharpish: “Jason Derulo needs to leave our country right now. How dare he?”

In the wake of the online uproar, Jordin Sparks’ former fiance took to Twitter to tell fans that it was simply a figure of speech.

“Speaking English’ remark I made, was directed to a specific table. It wasn’t literal just a figure of speech when someone isn’t responding,”

…..he told his 3.6 million followers. But fans insisted that the not-so-heartfelt apology had fell short of the mark and was too little too late.

Derulo was announced as the headline performer for the event after Christina Aguilera, pulling out in September citing sudden diary conflicts.

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