By Entertainment Reporter
We are only a few weeks into 2021 and social media has targeted another prominent female figure. It all started when Miss SA, Shudufhadzo Musida, posted a picture of herself in a yellow bathing suit, a white sun hat and sunglasses at her new Central Square luxury home in Sandton. This resulted in Tweeps saying she was not fulfilling her Miss SA obligations.
@AdvoBarryRoux posted, “Our new Miss SA is always walking around Sandton mall half naked.” As always, comparisons were made between Shudu and Zozibini, who is seen as posting more motivational content.
Is the pandemic affecting our perception of Miss SA? We all know that the biggest responsibility of the winner of the Miss SA pageant is charity work. The pandemic has had a massive effect on our reigning Miss SA’s ability to raise money for charities, it’s no wonder Tweeps are looking for whatever they can find to talk about her.
There were mixed views on whether posting her bikini picture on social was anyone’s business. Some South African’s haven’t been completely kind to her since she was crowned Miss SA. “All I can say is y’all are so mean. From the day she entered Miss SA you made her journey hell. So what if she wants to post her beautiful bikini pictures. Why do you love dictating how people should be. A lot of you here need to heal from your own insecurities.” Posted (@chabikobola.)
“Sad reality is that people will always compare and Judge. We live in a society where women are always insecure about how they look because of people who feel they have the right to tell us how we should portray ourselves. Just hope Miss SA is mentally strong.” (@_Fikie) commented.
Other Tweeps complained that Shudu was not doing enough to educate the nation about the dangers of COVID- 19, and that she might not be using her position as Miss SA effectively. “Honestly miss SA is slowly becoming a bikini model… She doesn’t even tweet “u should wear a mask” Phela it’s her job to address us,” wrote (@NtombiNtombaza2)
(@Blessin43264815) posted, “It’s not that some people have a problem with Miss SA Shudu posting bikini pics. It’s just that her voice is perhaps not loud enough about the real issues the youth and ordinary South Africans are facing, especially now during a pandemic. How is she using her position?”.
This also showed how incredibly creepy South African men on the internet is becoming, @RealLIfeGold posted: “Unsurprising but we can no longer post pictures of ourselves in bikinis because South African men will zoom into our vaginas and make it known that they are doing that.”