Following Bonang Matheba's clapback at a fan about the men she has previously been linked to, a conversation was sparked on the timeline and South African TV and radio personality and author, Redi Tlhabi weighed in on the public's obsession with Matheba's love life.
A Twitter user responded to one of Matheba's tweets with the names of some of the men she dated in the past, to which she responded "my vagina, my rules..."
Tlhabi then chipped in, tweeting, "quite frankly, I hope her vagina is as talented as the rest of her! And that she KNOWS it!"
Quite frankly, I hope her vagina is as talented as the rest of her! And that she KNOWS it! https://t.co/eXu9tynOXz— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) June 8, 2018
And because people are quick to jump to conclusions, many misunderstood the missive, and started theorizing about what it could possibly mean. Many assumed Tlhabi was being shady towards Matheba.
Re hloka press conference for @RediTlhabi ‘s tweet. 🤣😭🤣— ✊🏽TheFutureIsFemale✊🏽 (@PediChikita) June 8, 2018
She is saying Bonang is talented and if she gets gigs using her vagina then it means her vagina is just as talented as her and she hopes she knows it. What an odd compliment.— Tshepo (@tshepol_) June 8, 2018
I think she meant that she should STOP giving her couchie to undeserving man bcos her couchie is Grade A🤷— Emmah (@emms4sure) June 8, 2018
LMAO so at this rate I’ll say NO ONE Knows what she meant! 😂 https://t.co/Z7bVsTrDYJ— Kagiso Phokane (@iamkagi_styles) June 8, 2018
Can Redi herself explain what she meant 😂😂😂— Mandla Mngomezulu 🌈 (@_MandlaM) June 8, 2018
Thankfully, it wasn't long before Tlhabi explained herself so that we could all be on the same page.
They just saw the word "vagina" & now come on my TL without context and understanding. Don't know what I am referring to & how it links to the slut shaming & cyber bullying to which #IAMBONANG is a response. Fools. So early in the morning https://t.co/WBfZ5zuSGC— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) June 8, 2018
But honestly did you see the responses to my tweet? Jaw dropping stupidity. It is so frightening 😮😮😮. Like totally over their heads. Not a modicum of thinking...Tjo! https://t.co/jQapLgnUdi— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) June 8, 2018
I saw many people didn't get it. The person you were responding is in the wrong. They just saw "vagina" and thought the worst. Some people are still very primitive. Smh.— Vuyo - Too Timid... (@PhandleVuyo) June 8, 2018
Because you asked so nicely, I will balance you. Yesterday someone tweeted about the number of men Bonang has been with. She hit back "My vagina, my rules". This started wave of support & #IAmBonang. "talented vagina" tweet is in that context. An affirmation of her ENTIRE being https://t.co/PcEcj3V54M— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) June 8, 2018
Bonang's defense force needs to chill. She has more supporters than she does enemies.
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