Twitter America snatches a group of Mzansi celebrities at the top of Anele’s list
You know how the old saying goes: hell hath no fury as American Twitter scorned. And boy did the whole population of the US on the web come for us!
If you’ve got been on Twitter for even a moment, you recognize that you simply need to watch your p’s and q’s. Otherwise, you are going to urge dragged across the world by people you would not even imagine seeing your account.
Here are a number of the days SA was at the mercy of yank Twitter, and that we really got dragged for filth!
The time Anele came for Kelly Rowland
— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) October 12, 2019
This one may be a moment for the books. In 2019, radio host Anele Mdoda came for Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland, and therefore the internet erupted like Mt Vesuvius.
OK, so here’s how it went:
Media personality Sizwe Dhlomo took to Twitter about his opinions on Destiny’s Child, saying “Kelly Rowland could low-key be the simplest looking one in DC (Destiny’s Child)”.
Anele caught wind of the tweet and replied, coming for Kelly’s looks.
The comedienne said that she “looks better without make-up” and has “the receipts” to copy her bold claims.
Needless to mention, American Twitter caught wind of the star’s comments, and Anele was left for dead butcher within the streets.
The time American Twitter came for Doja Cat’s real name
South Africans who represent the country on a world platform also are not impervious to American outrage.
Earlier this year, after Twitter discovered that Doja Cat’s government name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini, Americans couldn’t handle the tenacity of African names. Many users mocked the star’s name, insisting that her name is just too difficult to pronounce.
However, Mzansi had the artist’s back. Many of SA’s Twitter faves called out the close-minded tweeps, taking over American Twitter.
boy you copy everything I do https://t.co/jaxXHgQ8oN
— jay (@JAYVERSACE) June 21, 2018
Lasizwe vs Jay Versace
Though many consider imitation the simplest sort of flattery, not all artists take kindly to “their idea” being poached by the competition.
In 2018, MTV star Lasizwe was called out by American comedian Jay Versace for allegedly copying his content.
Lasizwe posted a video of himself captioned “that one friend who doesn’t answer”. Jay wasn’t on board with the video, accusing the SA favorite of stealing his skits.
“Boy, you copy everything I do,” wrote Jay.
The interaction started a full-on war that reached the US.
However, SA lifted the flag of truce early and didn’t desire to put up a fight against an outsized army of tweeps.
The time Chicken Licken was attacked
As far as fried chicken goes, Chicken Licken has represented SA, and their wings win whenever.
After a Twitter user posted a picture of Chicken Licken wings and chips during a now-deleted tweet, American Twitter got hold of the image and had tons of culinary critiques.
According to The Citizen, American Twitter users said the meal seemed like it came from a hospital cafeteria. Others said the wings looked dry and needed some sauce.
Obviously tastes differ but SA wasn’t having the Chicken Licken slander. They defended the meal saying that appearances are often deceiving, especially when it involves hot wings from the SA franchise.
The time Nota misunderstood Kanye’s ‘owning his Masters’
Music boss Nhlamulo “Nota” Baloyi got dragged by American Twitter when he shared his opinions on musical powerhouses Jay Z and Kanye West’s work relationship.
Nota, during a now-deleted tweet, claimed that Jay-Z sold Kanye West’s Masters for his first six albums.
What followed was a barrage of “music industry 101″ lessons. American tweeps came to his mentions to mention that the star misunderstood Kanye’s contracts.