READ: K Naomi’s Official Statement On Bipolar Tweet

If you’ve been on Twitter at all today, 19 June, you would’ve seen ‘K Naomi’ trending, and you’d also have seen that it hasn’t been a good day on social media for the local star.

In the early hours of this morning, she posted the following now-deleted tweet:

In case you missed the ensuing furore, you can read all about it right here.

She took to Twitter this morning to apologise, and has been trying to explain her ‘rationale’ behind the tweet whilst also accepting responsibility for the insensitivity of it.


Now, in a statement sent to people Magazine South Africa, K Naomi has apologised for the ‘clumsy’ tweet and says she ‘regrets offending everyone’ and does ‘agree that some education on [her] part is necessary’.

Read the full statement below:

“I’m so sorry to everyone I have offended with my tone-deaf tweet on Bipolar and persons affected by the illness. My comment was not meant to offend, but rather to vent about people I found to be moody and inconsistent towards me.  I used the wrong descriptor to carry my point across and for this, I am extremely sorry. As someone who has suffered from depression, I know too well the difficulties experienced by persons suffering from mental illness. I regret offending everyone and I do agree that some education on my part is necessary. I’m sorry.”