It seems no one is safe to make silly comments these days as a result of social media. Briefly.co.za relives these 4 statements which sparked huge controversy.
Naidoo landed herself in hot water following her comments on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Her stance seemed to favour Israel and she also referred to Palestine as a “s***hole”.
The model eventually apologised for her comments and removed the post.
Naidoo’s statement stated: "I am extremely sorry about the statements I have made, unfortunately my comments came from very little knowledge of the political standing as I am not a political figure or even follow politics."
The local businessman was on the receiving end of a social media storm after one of his short video clips were shared.
The clip shows him using the K-word as he praised the beach in the background.
The repercussions for Catzavelos were profound as he was dismissed from St Georges Fine Foods, the family business, and removed from its board of directors.
Naidu’s comments on molestation weren’t well received following an Instagram post he shared.
A former Survivor SA contestant, Naidu shared a photo with the remark: "Find yourself someone who looks at you the way I look at her (like a molester who found his next victim).”
Naidu issued an apology and conceded that they were made in bad taste.
M-net subsequently removed him from the marketing campaign for The Bachelor SA.
The Kulula passenger was removed from the flight after using the k-word in a text message in reference to the captain and a passenger.
Fellow passenger, Reverend Solumuzi Mabuza, spotted the inflammatory text and Moodley was called out on it.
In an apology, she stated, "My school curriculum did not teach me of the atrocities of apartheid. Any mention of it was in passing without the details of the oppression, especially of black people in this country.”
She was subsequently dismissed from her job as well.
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