"They Must Wait": Babes Wodumo Declares Son 'Sponge' Will Not Be Exposed to SA Social Media

"They Must Wait": Babes Wodumo Declares Son 'Sponge' Will Not Be Exposed to SA Social Media

  • Babes Wodumo has noted that she will not share pictures of her new son on social media
  • The Gqom artist said she has opted to shield her newborn son, known only as 'Sponge', from social media
  • The sultry performer added she does not want the apparent negativity online to rub off on her son

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Babes Wodumo has put a firm foot down in declaring that her newborn baby 'Sponge' will not be exposed to the harsh environment of Mzansi social media.

The entertainer, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, and who together with her baby daddy and long-term partner and manager, Mampintsha, is no stranger to being trolled online, is decidedly playing her cards close to her chest on this one.

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Babes Wodumo is adamant that not revealing her son 'Sponge' on social media is the best way to deflect the negativity. Image: @babes_wodumo.
Source: Instagram

In a recent Daily Sun interview, Babes Wodumo revealed that she has undertaken to shield her baby from the cruel world of social media for as long as it takes.

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She said isn't ready to give peeps a glimpse of her Sponge (not his real name) just yet as social media users have a tendency of making snarky remarks, and aren't considerate of the next person's feelings.

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Online negativy affects close ones

The sultry performer said she does not want the inherent negativity on social media to rub off on her son, let alone any member of her family, as the content often shared online impacts those close to her.

"That is the cruelty that we as celebrities have to deal with it on a daily. This cruelty doesn't affect only us but our families as well. So, as caring parents, we can't expose our son to such cruelty," she said adamantly.

In addition to not wanting to share any pictures of their bundle of joy, the couple has not made the child's real name known, only releasing his alias 'Sponge' to the public, according to ZAlebs.

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“We are aware that people want to see Sponge. Some want to know his real name. However, they must wait. That will be revealed when the time is right. For now, while they are waiting, they must focus on enjoying our music.”

10 Pics of Gqom Queen's baby Sponge Wodumo's 'Sip and See' party

In a related news story, Briefly News previously reported that Babes Wodumo and her hubby Mampintsha introduced their bundle of joy, Sponge Wodumo to their friends at the weekend.

The two singers invited their close friends, mostly industry peers, to the "Sip and See" party a few days ago. The reality TV star's industry mates blessed Sponge with gifts during the Sponge Bob Square Pants themed party.

The eLamont hitmaker took to social media to thank her peeps who made it to the party. Babes Wodumo posted snaps of the party on Instagram so that her followers could see how lit the party for her young man was.

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As they haven't showed Sponge's face to the public, most of the snaps had Babes posing with a Sponge Bob cake, according to TshisaLIVE.

Babes also took to Instagram and posted a few videos of herself and her friends getting down during the party.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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