- Muso Toya Delazy came under fire for the outfit she wore to her grandfather’s birthday celebrations
- A troll claimed that the outfit should only be worn by men
- Toya slammed the tweep for his comments by referring to them as homophobic
Toya Delazy has slammed a troll for criticizing her choice to wear a traditional Zulu outfit when she attended a ceremony to celebrate her grandfather, chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s 90th birthday.
The troll implied that the outfit the singer was wearing, should only be worn by men after seeing pictures of her at the ceremony which took place over the weekend.
In the Zulu tradition, when attending such events, men and women are required to wear specific outfits to indicate that they are looking for a partner. For women, there is a unique dress code that indicates that they are looking for a man, and vice versa.
Toya, who is openly gay, expressed in the days leading up to the ceremony that she will dress accordingly so she chose the more masculine outfit.
When a video from the ceremony emerged, the tweep jumped on Toya for disrespecting the Zulu culture and stated that her grandfather should have forced her to wear something else.
TimesLIVE reports that the troll believed that regardless of Toya’s sexual orientation, she should have respected the traditions and put on the women’s dress for the occasion.
Briefly.co.za learned that Toya fired back, calling the hater’s remarks homophobic and claiming that he felt entitled to her body which was why he felt so strongly about the way she dressed.
Toya also posted pictures of the outfit she wore to the ceremony and described that any Zulu woman can wear it, regardless of their gender.
The singer went on to further slam those who disagreed with people having different genders, arguing that society needs to be more flexible in who it chooses to accept.
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