JOHANNESBURG: South African puppeteer to challenge gagging order | Celebrities | NewsObserver.com

Chester Missing is a puppet.Comedian Conrad Koch, who is the ventriloquist for Missing, says that he will fight the gag order against his puppet in court.The white comedian strongly denies allegations that tweets criticizing the singer Steve Hofmeyr amount to hate speech.The singer said the tweets, which came from the Twitter account of the puppet, accused him of racism. He said he obtained a court order barring the ventriloquist and his puppet from making any statements about him in public or on social media.The ventriloquist said he would not comment directly on the order, “out of respect for court processes.”

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