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Hilarious spoof for ‘South African Crying Men Awareness Day’ on TikTok is going viral; it’s highlighting the upcoming release of “Chasing the Sun 2”.


South Africa (22 March 2024) – In just two days, on the 24th of March 2024, South Africans will be able to relive the moment South Africa reclaimed the Rugby World Cup title in 2023 and made history. This day is also known as the “South African Crying Men Awareness Day” according to a funny spoof video that has gone viral with over 1 million views.

Featuring Glen Biderman-Pam, a co-creator of the hilarious spoof (and “Ugly Cryer”), he shares what inspired the funny video for DSTv.

“According to the American Psychological Association, women cry emotional tears 30-64 times, annually, while men – globally – cry an average five-17 times per annum.”

He adds, “South African men, however, only cry when we watch Chasing the Sun.”

‘Chasing the Sun’ was a documentary series aired shortly after the Springboks won the 2019 Rugby World Cup – the series followed the team through the highs and lows of winning the World Cup and left every viewer in tears by the end of it. Who could forget that emotional moment when Rassie re-told the story of Mapimpi and his jersey?

Now season 2 is about to be aired and the same day is being called “South African Crying Men Awareness Day” (SACMAD). Chasing the Sun 2 premieres on M-Net, channel 101 at 20:00 on the 24th of March 2024 and many more tears are anticipated.

Biderman-Pam adds, ‘We’re all going through the most right now. We need to encourage the men in our lives to have a good-old, cathartic cry.’

So the question is, which manly cryer are you?

  • The Ugly Criers
  • The Single Tearers
  • The Infants
  • Or The Stone Walls?

“We encourage you to just let it all out on SACMAD.”

Biderman-Pam concludes, ‘Be there – with a box of tissues – for a South African man who needs to let it out this Sunday; let’s have a collective cry – stronger teargether.’

Watch the funny video below and be sure to add some tissues to your trolley this weekend.

Sources: GTG
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