Khanyi Mbau might have earned the clapback of the week after she slammed a Twitter troll who was trying his best to shame the controversial star.
You have to wonder sometimes: What has Khanyi Mbau ever done to deserve some of the hate she receives online? Yes, she’s taken cosmetic treatment to new levels; okay, she looks lighter than she did when she first emerged in entertainment, and fine, there was that time when she had a bit of a thing for men with money.
She definitely knows how to inspire discussion, but Khanyi Mbau rarely ever does anything to deliberately offend anyone… unless she’s provoked. That’s exactly what happened this week when one tweep crossed the line.
The actress and presenter has been the object of many jokes this week. Everybody from the official SA Weather account to the everyday Twitter user had something to say about Khanyi’s complexion (which seems to lighten every few months). But one user seemed to suggest that Khanyi hated her natural blackness.
He claimed that her cosmetic treatments were the result of low self-esteem when he said:
Leave the part of being natural being seen bad. This shows our so called celebrities have low self esteem and lack confidence on who thy really r, hw will these ppl become real role models wen thy hv their own baggages of low self esteem issues. u tru sir is it tht bad 2 be black
— Pan Africanist (@HintsaKumkani) September 19, 2018
Khanyi doesn’t respond to every bit of shade that’s thrown her way, but this line of commentary earned itself a reply. She slammed the critic while defending her right to express herself:
1stly we didn’t apply for role model positions.. secondly the future will have you as an example of what a basic black person used to look like!! We all do what our bank balances allow us to do and mine allows a but more creativity.. #fallback https://t.co/AvZVIc8Vdv
— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) September 19, 2018
Do you think that this tweep had it coming?
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