A lot of Mzansi celebs almost got cancelled this year after they got involved in heated arguments with their followers especially on Twitter. The entertainers are some of the most-followed people on the micro-blogging app and they felt the wrath of social media when they were called out for different scandals amid 2020.
Many of them had to apologise to their fans for using derogatory words while others chose to indirectly reply to their naysayers after their scandals trended on social streets.
Briefly.co.za's entertainment team covered the majority of the stories about some of the scandals that our entertainers were almost cancelled for in 2020. Briefly.co.za takes a look at 3 scandals that almost ruined the images of our beloved entertainers.
1. Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung
The reality TV star was shaded hard for allegedly stealing ideas for his cooking show. The popular reality show Dinner at Somizi's was claimed by someone else who came forward and put Somizi in the hotseat.
Briefly.co.za learnt that a man has come forward to claim the idea and provided extensive proof. Somizi and the producer were put on the spot to explain the matter. Hastings Moeng is the man who is allegedly the brains behind the juicy concept. He pitched the idea many times and it was literally taken from him without any recognition.
2. Pearl Thusi
The actress and TV presenter was dragged for defending foreign nationals. The stunner trended after she said she would not support any movement that aimed at ridding South Africa of foreign nationals. As a result, the hashtag #PearlThusiMustFall trended with most tweeps taking shots at the Queen Sono actress.
Briefly.co.za reported that it was not clear what prompted the tweet, but Pearl said:
"Killing African nationals that reside in South Africa is something I will never defend. Defending borders drawn by colonisers will never be something I limit myself with."
The star also tweeted that she was not planning to fall after being dragged for her tweet.
"I’m clearly not planning to fall so please redirect your efforts to #JUSTICEFORNALEDI."
The songstress was recently exposed for allegedly lying about her age. The musician is reportedly 38 years old this year. Kelly had claimed that she was 35 years old when she celebrated her birthday last year. Briefly.co.za noticed that even the stunner's internet biography states that she was born in November 1984.
Kelly was born on 11 November, 1982. This is according to court papers filed by Nedbank at the Johannesburg High Court. The bank wants the court to give it an order to repossess her Porsche after her alleged failure to pay her vehicle instalment. The Empini hitmaker celebrated her birthday in November but she did not mention the year she was born in as she kept using the hashtag #11/11 on Instagram.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Emtee has claimed that men have no rights in South Africa. A few weeks ago Emtee took to social media and alleged that his wife and baby mama was physically abusing him. The star shared that even his wife's family has also allegedly abused him. A fan took to his timeline recently to tell the rapper to stop letting his wife hit him.
Emtee then claimed that men have no rights in Mzansi. The Roll Up hitmaker told the tweep that he doesn't know what to do anymore. Emtee replied:
"What should I do? As a man (in) South Ah you have no rights whatsoever."
A lot of tweeps encouraged the musician to take his two kids and end his relationship with his bae.
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