Social media is a great thing, until you mess up and then it can turn your life into a living nightmare.
That's why people should be cautious about what they say online and one woman learned this the hard way.
Gretchen November, who hails from Port Elizabeth, and a couple of other Facebook users were chatting about the new NMB mayor, Mongameli Bobani.
By looking at their posts it was obvious the people did not want Bobani in charge and it led to November calling him a baboon.
November immediately regretted her serious slur and deleted the comment soon afterwords- however, it was already shared several times and people took screenshots of the post.
Now, November, who swore she is not a racist person, is living in fear, TimesLIVE reported.
“I am scared to leave my house because my address is all over Facebook but this is not who I am, I am not a racist person,” she said.
The mother of four immediately tried to do damage control after posting the baboon comment and she said she inboxed 14 people to apologise, some of whom forgave her, Briefly.co.za learned.
“There were people who accepted my apology but I can’t take back what I said because it was already posted and I also regret this,” November added.
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