- Lerato and friend's from school innocently went to get lunch from KFC when she was slapped through the face by a fan
- Thabo Mkhabela has also been a victim of fan abuse and spoke up on Lerato's behalf
- Living in the spotlight has it's down sideslike stalking, rumours and envy
Playing a character that the public don’t take lightly to, can be a bit unnerving. Lerato Marabe knows only too well having experienced an incident with a disgruntled viewer.
Lerato is Pretty on Skeem Saam. Speaking to Drum, she told them of the event that happened a few years back surrounding the viewer expressing her anger.
Lerato and some og her school friends went to grab some food from KFC after school. Waiting in the queue, a lady came up to her and slapped her across the face because of the storyline at the time, reported Times Live.
Lerato was so distraught she instantly called her momma to come and get her. She added that the public or of the misconception that celebrities have to be dolls, and portray a good mood and never react.
Lerato is not the only that has received abuse at the hands of viewers. Thabo Mkhabela who is a colleague of Lerato, also spoke out about the mistreatment he has got from fans.
Thabo spoke to TshisaLIVE where he described a time where his character pretended to someone else online. An exercise called catfishing. Because of this, he was reprimanded for this by fans in real life.
Briefly.co.za leant that Thabo said the fans would approach him and shout at him. Telling him how to behave and what he was doing was not the right thing to do.
Thabo said he knows they don’t mean any harm, it just that they get so excited. He is just asking that the public be made aware that it is just a character that he is playing and that what happens on TV is not real life.
Rumours hit social media last year that Lerato was involved in a cat fight with Luyanda Mzazi, the legacy Generations actress. The so called “cat fight” was over Thabo.
When interviewed by TshiaLIVE, Luyanda found the rumour to be humorous and laughed them off.
Luyanda highlighted that she pays no attention to what is said about her online. She said that she has never been in a fight in her entire life and cannot dance to save her self.
There was a post of her allegedly dancing provocatively, but says she can’t even vosho. “If I do one, I can’t even get up."
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