Makhadzi Image via Twitter @MakhadziSA

‘Stop humiliating me’: Makhadzi responds to being body-shamed

South African songstress Makhadzi has come out to ask people to stop humiliating her after she was body-shamed and trolled online.


Makhadzi Image via Twitter @MakhadziSA

South African artist Makhadzi has found herself having to ask people to stop humiliating her after getting body-shamed online. This comes after a photographer allegedly shared photos of the songstress performing on stage that shows her dark inner thighs. Many people have since come to her defense while offering words of encouragement and support.

Makhadzi makes a heartfelt plea to online bullies

Limpopo-born Makhadzi is one of South Africa’s hottest artists right now and there’s no denying that. Her music has gained her millions of fans around the country and she has certainly become a household name.

With the fame, however, comes a lot of people who try to get under her skin. On Sunday 3 October, the star found herself asking people to stop humiliating her by circulating a photo of her on stage that shows her dark inner thighs – something that is quite natural.

According to her post, the photo was shared by a photographer who was seeking to “promote his brand” and has since caused her a lot of humiliation because she can’t change her body.

“I would like to apologise to all my fans if only if you really disappointed about these pictures, there were lots of beautiful pictures that a cameraman could have posted, but he chose to post this to promote his brand but forgetting the damage he is doing to my soul. I know I am strong and all this will pass. Unfortunately, I cannot change my inner part. I am like this and I am proud…”

She then goes on to ask people to stop editing the photo and sharing it in an attempt to humiliate her because it is affecting not only her but her family as well.

“I would like to ask everyone who reacts with this picture and edited pictures that you are planting something that can affect me badly…I humble myself politely to ask everyone to stop humiliating me. I don’t have the energy to block you I love you all.”

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Fan support pours in

The post garnered over 100 000 reactions and comments from fans who assured her that she has nothing to be embarrassed about. Many of them shared kind words of encouragement and support:

Sparks Bantwana said:

“My Crush Don’t About People We Love You ❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Thabile Buthelezi said:

“Am I the only one lost or seemingly can’t find anything wrong with this image?”

Ennock M Art said:

“You are beautiful wena Khadzi. We appreciate and love you ????”

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