Yesterday, model and media personality, Shashi Naidoo, set the timeline ablaze when she engaged in a debate with a follower about Palestine and Israel in her Instagram comments.
She has since deleted the comments but they have already been screenshotted and distributed via social media.
Look at these posts made by @SHASHINAIDOO on Instagram about Palestine. She also says Gaza is a “shithole.” Shashni has since apologized and deleted the posts. #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/nzYVs8J23D— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) June 16, 2018
She has since apologized, posting a teary-eyed video apologizing for the comments in which she referred to Gaza as a shithole and she has also posted a statement via her Instagram. But the damage to her brand has already been done as brands have dropped her as their ambassador.
ICYMI: TV personality/Model/Businesswoman Shashi Naaido has apologised for her pro-Israel comments and calling Gaza a "Shit-hole"— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) June 17, 2018
She has since been dropped by one company as their ambassador
Members have no sympathy for her and are happy about the backlash she has received.
So @SHASHINAIDOO calls Gaza a ‘shithole’ and defends Israel and then later apologises by saying she’s doesn’t have much knowledge on the issue and doesn’t get involved in politics. THEN WHY GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS? Sorry girl, but you caused this. pic.twitter.com/PFc3mpbjkW— Shubnum Khan (@ShubnumKhan) June 16, 2018
Hey @SHASHINAIDOO you're severely uneducated. Your stance on Gaza is appalling. As a fellow SOUTH AFRICAN your first responsibility is to understand our history. Go get educated girl. Also get a new passport because you don't belong in th FREE and FAIR SA we live in.— zahraa (@zahraa_cachalia) June 16, 2018
Even Fikile Mbalula weighed in
She must stick to gallavanting please .... Am sorry!!!— ANC Elections Head (Chief) (@MbalulaFikile) June 16, 2018
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