Idols judge in South Africa gets job back after tweet uproar

January 31, 2016 5:21 PM

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A comment by a judge in South Africa's "Idols" television show stirred a national conversation, and it had nothing to do with music.

South African television network M-Net dropped Gareth Cliff from its judging panel for the reality singing competition after a tweet that some South Africans thought was racist. Cliff, who said his tweet was not racist and was instead a defense of free speech, then won a court case against M-Net and...

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