News broke on Monday morning that a popular South African celebrity had been arrested at OR Tambo airport for trying to smuggle drugs.
Said actress was allegedly caught with R4.6 million worth of crystal meth!
The news sent Twitter into a frenzy, with the hashtag #GuessTheActress soon trending.
The dots turned out to be a major stretch as the SA Police Service tweeted that the person arrested was not a popular actress – major anti-climax.
Instead of threatening to sue for defamation, Stevie took it all in her stride and was enjoying all the free publicity she was receiving.
We can’t blame the girl, because it seems some Tweeps had no idea who she was.
Check out her awesome response to the crazy news.
Well if you didn't know who @StevieFrenchSA was, you do now! Keep watching her, she's a star! Handled like the truly, gracious lady you are!— Motlatji Ditodi (@MotlatjiD) September 28, 2015
Any publicity is good publicity @StevieFrenchSA— Gerard (@GerardZA) September 29, 2015
That's what they keep telling me 😑...😂😂 https://t.co/9bCxYKMNfZ— Stevie French (@StevieFrenchSA) September 29, 2015
She even got some free airtime on Cliff Central when the ZAlebs team joined Arye Kellman to talk about the shocking mix up.
Don’t worry Stevie, we’re still huge fans and loved your ZAlebs hijack!
Meanwhile, it's alleged that a 29-year-old woman by the name of Ottilia Mmatjatji Malatji has been arrested for the drug smuggling incident.