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Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini, first wife, Queen Ntokozo Mayisela, left, and media personality Anele Mdoda are the topic of a hot debate on Twitter regarding obesity. Images via Twitter @AndileGogoda

Ike Khumalo’s ‘obesity rant’ about Zulu Queen, Anele [watch]

Tweeps have expressed mixed reactions to Ike Khumalo’s Twitter rant about obesity, citing the Zulu Queen and Anele Mdoda as examples.

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Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini, first wife, Queen Ntokozo Mayisela, left, and media personality Anele Mdoda are the topic of a hot debate on Twitter regarding obesity. Images via Twitter @AndileGogoda

Advocate Ike Khumalo ignited a Twitter storm after a TikTok video clip of him lashing out at the size of Zulu Queen Ntokozo Mayisela and media personality Anele Mdoda surfaced on the social media platform.

IOL reported on 19 August 2022 on the court appearance of Khumalo who is accused of inciting public violence relating to the July unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last year.

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Khumalo, who goes by the Twitter handle The_Charmstigator, has opened the Twitter dance floor for a hot debate on obesity, body shaming and “speaking ill” of the Zulu royals. Take a look…

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Tweeps react to obesity rant of Ike Khumalo

Regular Twitter commentator Man’s Not Barry Roux shared the clip with the following caption:

“This is disrespectful to woman & the Zulu Nation.”

Comments came flying in thick and fast after that, with some Tweeps getting VERY hot under the collar, weighing in on obesity, body shaming and the Zulu royals.

@AndileGogoda: “As I have seen that video of Ike Khumalo insulting and mocking black women like Anele Mdoda and the Zulu Queen calling them 4 corners, unattractive and unshaped. To all women with big bodies you are beautiful and we love you. Ike and his gang are haters!”

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‘Disrespect’ for Zulu Queen

Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini’s first wife, Queen Ntokozo Mayisela. Image via Twitter @UKZN

There were those who defended Zulu King Misuzulu kaZwelithini’s first wife, Queen Ntokozo Mayisela, for various reasons.

@Afr1kan_Child: “Somebody tell this guy that we don’t speak ill of the royals in South Africa, especially videos like this.”

@Sabza200BC: “Uzohlawula Lo. He must wait to be called at the Zulu Royal palace to explain his disrespect to the Zulu Queen in public. He should have kept that opinion to himself. We have opinions about other people too, but body shaming in public is NOT on Khumalo. Prepare to be served.”

@LiberalsAreNaiv: “General statements are ok, everyone has his/her preference. It goes South when you start mentioning names, attacking a person who has nothing to you. Misuzulu’s wife has done nothing to him to deserve this attack. Ike is a straight talker, but this is…”

@JackySelebi: Not when it comes to someone’s wife, as a man you should now this. We don’t speak against another man’s wife’s looks. She’s literally off the market. Why is he looking at her with analysis eyes. Real men don’t do this. In a man’s world another man’s mother or wife are off topic.

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Beauty standards

And then there were those who lashed out at his “standards of beauty”…

@Abutii_Ola: “Women talk about men’s heights and make up stereotypes about men’s skin complexion and manhood. When women say “go see men’s clinic” it’s fine a laughable, so why is it wrong when men say something?”

Obesity

Some Tweeps, however, agreed with Khumalo…

@KayWorld_93: “Obesity is unhealthy bro, people need to hear this.”

@MostHighDude: “Chill dude! Diabetes, HBP, cancer, heart attack are just a few chronic illnesses due to obesity. This isn’t a matter of beauty standards, it’s a matter of HEALTH standards. She’s morbidly obese & it’s not offensive to point out a potential health disaster that could kill her.”

@ZKula9: “Obesity is not ok full stop.”

Love for Anele Mdoda

Anele Mdoda fans were tweeting their love and admiration for the media personality and radio host, calling her “hot for decades” despite Khumalo’s words.

Speedy ‘Hail to the Queen’ U-turn: Khumalo apologises

After the thunder and lightning of the Twitter storm, caused by his video clip, Khumalo made a speedy yet surprising U-turn, apologising for his words…and singing the praises of the Zulu Queen!