The media personality's True Love magazine cover has caused a lot of controversy.
Lerato, who is the magazine's June cover girl, expressed her disappointment about the retouched picture that was used on the cover.
She took to Instagram on Monday morning to share how she feels, adding that the article was beautifully captured, despite the Photoshop drama.
The magazine then decided to release before and after pictures from the shoot, which resulted in more drama. Several people took to social media to slam True Love for "body shaming" the TV and radio personality.
Some celebrities, including Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha, Terry Pheto, and others, jumped to Lerato's defence.
...1- I'm so livid!! @leratokganyango poured her heart about the most delicate part of her life...— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 23, 2016
2- She dared to express her displeasure of how she was "altered"...— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 23, 2016
3- The response from one of the most iconic publications in this country was to body shame her...— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 23, 2016
4- When will our black led publications be in support of each other? What a shame...— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 23, 2016
@leratokganyago we love you. We support you. This was meant to be a special moment for you!! Can't even imagine how hurt you are. ❤️— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 23, 2016
Its going to be a while before I grace this publication... Not under this leadership! So hurtful! So wrong!— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) May 23, 2016
1. A female publication that prides itself in "women empowerment" is able to body shame the woman who graces it's cover.— Nomzamo (@NomzamoMbatha) May 23, 2016
2. What makes the situation so devastating is the story that the cover star chose to share, being overshadowed by all the noise.— Nomzamo (@NomzamoMbatha) May 23, 2016
3. What a sad day it is. For black women and for young black girls.— Nomzamo (@NomzamoMbatha) May 23, 2016
I'm so heavy hearted. Wow
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL @leratokganyago— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) May 23, 2016
I just caught onto @leratokganyago's story. Handled like a true professional mama!— KING LOOT (@LootLove) May 23, 2016
Im. Just. So. Sad.
Im hacked at the releasing of before pictures. Uncalled for and very sly. Especially because she wasnt told before hand. Thats. A. Hack.— KING LOOT (@LootLove) May 23, 2016
I could defs learn a thing on two from Lerato. Ndivutha quick... 😳😫🙈— KING LOOT (@LootLove) May 23, 2016
Also if you still get shocked by cellulite in this day and age. Grow tf up. 🙄— KING LOOT (@LootLove) May 23, 2016