Maps Maponyane sometimes makes headlines for the wrong reasons.
The model and stylish personality tends to rub some people the wrong way on social media. This was clear on Wednesday, after he tried to act smart by teaching people how to pronounce certain words. It all started when a certain Twitter user made a joke about how some people pronounce Moët.
Your WCW pronounces the T in Moet— Mode Sam Lechesa (@Comrade_Chef) March 9, 2016
Uhm... but the joke was on him.
Anyway, Maps saw this as an opportunity to school the Twitterverse. He first shared a tweet about some of the most mispronounced words...
Some of the most commonly mispronounced brand names include Porsche, Moët, Adidas, Nike, Givenchy, Bvlgari, Huawei, Louis Vuitton, & Hermés.— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) March 9, 2016
And then, as expected, he taught us how to say them correctly...
Nike (From the Greek Goddess of victory)— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) March 9, 2016
Correct Pronounciation: Nai-key🔑
Commonly Pronounced As: Naik
'Nai' as in the end is 'nigh'.
Adidas (A portmanteau word from the founder's name Adi Dassler)— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) March 9, 2016
Correct Pronounciation: Aah-dee-das
Commonly Pronounced As: uh-deed-aas
Porsche— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) March 9, 2016
Correct Pronounciation: Por-shaa
Commonly Pronounced As: Porsh
Wait, what? Por-shaa? We've all learned something here. Well done, Maps. While the media personality was expecting this reaction:
He got this instead...
Some tweeps were not impressed, and they dragged him.
You nigga was gonna hire him?"@SpokMathambo: If Marks Maponyane wasn't famous Maps Maponyane would be working at McDonalds"— #TrillGang (@TheActualKing) March 9, 2016
😂😂😂😂😂Ke MCM @TheRealJojoZA: Kana what does Maps do for a living?"— MadCow Disease (@kthato) March 9, 2016
Everytime Maps Maponyane tweets a— hlumela dlala (@HlumelaDlala) March 9, 2016
@MapsMaponyane N*gga always in an educational mode ,wonder what award he tryna get 😥👏— Young Benjamin YB (@Youngbenjaminyb) March 9, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen...MAPS MAPONYANE!!!!! pic.twitter.com/YwrKRhHHcm— Delvis (@i_Delvis) March 9, 2016
Sjoe! Now that was rough.
This is not the first time Maps has faced the wrath of Twitter. Back in October 2015, he was criticised after posting a Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume he found funny.
This was followed by a string of comments from people who were not amused.
@MapsMaponyane So being a transsexual is something to joke & giggle about ?? All beauty and no brain— Lady G (@MissJujuBass) October 30, 2015
What is wrong with you @MapsMaponyane? Wasoloko u tweet (a) ikaka ngolominwe yakho igoso— Siphosethu (@Siphosethu_M20) October 30, 2015
Oh, we cannot forget the time he "joked" about Xhosas, and quickly landed in hot water.
Err... Joke? Nah. Some people were certainly not laughing.
😂😂😂😂Fam"@zukoZEKA: Maps Maponyane forgets we tolerate his father's dodge analysis on TV screens"— ZanD (@Zandisile0071) October 13, 2015
Oh, but he apologised...
Deleted my tweet because it was stupid. It wasn't aimed at offending anyone. Apologies for what was clearly not thought through. I'm sorry.— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) October 13, 2015
Are tweeps being too hard on Maps?