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Miss SA slammed for bikini pics, but supporters say criticism is form of GBV

19 January 2021 10:57 AM
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Supporters of Shudufhadzo Musida leapt to her defence on Tuesday morning when critics slammed her for posting 'bikini pics'.

She became South Africa's sweetheart when she was crowned Miss South Africa 2020 at a glamorous event in Cape Town in October.

But on Tuesday Limpopo-born Shudufhadzo Musida was under fire from some Twitter users who felt the University of Pretoria graduate was reneging in her duties by posting 'half-naked nudes' rather than messages of 'motivation'.

But people quickly came to Shudu's defence and wasted no time putting the haters in their place.

'Ya deserve 2 rock whatever ya want' said one user.

While another suggested people's criticism of the model stemmed from their own insecurities.

"Why do you love dictating how people should be. A lot of you here need to heal from your own insecurities."

RELATED: 5 things you should know about the newly crowned Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida

For some, the criticism of Shudu's pictures spoke to deeper issues relating to misogyny and gender-based violence in the country.

'We still have a long way to go', said one Twitter user.

Meanwhile, Shudu seemed unfazed by any negativity, later posting another picture to Twitter with the caption 'One more for hate'.

Speaking to CapeTalk following her win in October, the 24-year-old claimed she had been bullied growing up because she was Venda.

"I was bullied because I was Venda. I had to endure bullying for seven years... I just got to the point where I didn't want to fit into a mould where people think it's okay to look down on people based on where they come from... Where you come from does not determine where you are going to go."

RELATED: Newly-crowned Miss SA catches up with CapeTalk and speaks women empowerment




19 January 2021 10:57 AM
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