Africa's number one female DJ Zinhle, has come out to slam the President of Black Twitter South Africa Umalambane for suppressing the growth of South African female DJ's.
Yesterday Lamiez Holyworthy topped the Twitter trends list after trolls body shamed her and she was fuming. This follows after she posted a snap of her rocking pair of shorts and a catfish account said she is a man trapped in a female body.
Lamiez is no stranger to being body shamed or being called a man, but yesterday she said she is fed up. The nasty comments ruffled the entertainers’ feathers and she came out with guns blazing to clap back at trolls. She lashed at the fake accounts who constantly project their insecurities at other people. She said she is tired of being subjected to constant body shaming.
"I have women of all shapes n sizes sizes who follow me for this very reason! I have little girls who look up to me because of how comfortable I am in my own skin! Daily I am subjected to the constant body shaming and bullying and told to be the bigger person. Well today Le ny*le ge.”
Umalambane couldn't resist sharing his two cents worth on the drama but DJ ZInhle and DBN Gogo were not having it. He said a female DJ's success these days in the country depends on good looks, and no one cares about how they rock the turntables.
Zinhle caught wind of his comment and she quickly lashed out at the Twitter user. She tweeted "So sad that you chose to reduce the growth of the female DJ industry to this… I definitely don’t agree with you. I’m actually loving how the girls are making it their own and dominating. Surely there’s something to celebrate here." DBN Gogo said maybe some DJ's do that but she is all about Deejaying.
Twitter users reacted to this, @sipho_93 "Nah I think what he means is that these new Djs don't care about the craft...they just making money and they mix trash honestly...only female Djs i enjoy is you,dbn gogo and lerato kganyago
@MtungwaThato "I believe there is real talent in SA, I believe we have what it takes. But lately in the sports and arts industry we celebrate mediocre too much, we are too afraid to call kak what it is. Zinhle many Dj's would not make it if talent was thee criteria."
@CokeThaCityGod1 "This has nothing to do with reducing their growth of females in the industry. Dude stated some fact and you have to look into that. Lately the DJing thing has lost its value. Just gather some sets of friends in ur DJ booth, amapiano on repeat and dance all night. That’s it now".
Body shaming is very rife in the industry. A few days ago Makhadzi had to apologize for her dark inner thighs. A photographer in Malawi decided to post one image exposing her things damaging her in the process.
A hurt Makhadzi said, "There were lot of beautiful pictures that the cameraman was gonna post, but he chose to post this to promote his brand, 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 said.
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