Not nec­es­sary to im­port hu­mour

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — Al­low me to ex­press my dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the fact that a num­ber of Zim­bab­weans found it be­fit­ting to bring a per­son with phys­i­cal re­sem­blance to Rowan Atkin­son, pop­u­larly known as Mr Bean.

As­sum­ing that the guy re­ceived pay­ment and travel costs were catered for, my heart breaks be­cause we have a lot of lo­cal co­me­di­ans who are mak­ing ef­forts to be vis­i­ble with orig­i­nal con­tent and could prob­a­bly cost less.

Charg­ing peo­ple to pay $15 as the cheap­est ticket to watch some­one mimic an in­ter­na­tional star shows that they have lit­tle re­spect for lo­cal au­di­ences.

The fact that a whole com­pany is fund­ing th­ese shows that they are em­brac­ing coun­ter­feit prod­ucts and I won­der how they would feel if some­one sold a re­sem­blance of their prod­ucts.

Maybe this is me be­ing overly sen­si­tive, but I feel of­fended with this ab­sence of in­ven­tive­ness on the pro­moter’s part. Er­rol Mang­w­era, Hat­cliffe, Harare

Min­is­ter Lazarus Dokora

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