- 7de Laan star Nobuhle Mimi Mahlasela was forced to put a rude fan in his place during a recent public outing
- The fan made a disparaging comment about her weight
- Mahlasela spoke about the experience to her Instagram followers
7de Laan actress Nobuhle Mimi Mahlasela recently had to deal with an unpleasant situation in which a fan rudely referenced her weight.
She took to Instagram to detail the uncomfortable experience.
In an Instagram video, she said, “This past weekend, I was making a public appearance and so this gentleman comes up to me and like ... He doesn't greet me back. He just goes, 'Ja you know, I mean you look very fat on TV. I mean, you're not so fat now but you look really fat on TV.' ”
The shocked star hit back hard at the super-rude fan.
Mahlasela responded to the man, “I'm doing great, how are you? Me and my fatness are doing great. We travelled all the way from Joburg to come to your town to meet you for you to remind me that I'm fat?”
The much-loved actress told her followers that being body-shamed does not bring her down.
She said, “Like, it doesn't break me or take anything away from me. Yes, I have a lot of body on me. Guess what? I'm still dope like that.
"I'm still doing things I want to do and I'm not going to let you tell me because I'm fat I should be ashamed of it.”
Mahlasela's fans rallied around her.
Nhlanhla1263 wrote, "Hi sisi, first of all thank you so much for the great talent God has given you, you are really great in what you do, secondly, you are beautiful, thirdly don’t worry about toxic, negative people, they will always try to put you down, but you know and the world knows you are greater than that...lastly akuve umuhle bandla, very...very... attractive.. and beautiful..."
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