Ami Faku’s fans are coming to her defence after internet trolls made fun of her for wearing “banana shoes”. Most people remember the “banana shoes” or “banana feet” phrase from primary school.
It’s how parents and teachers taught children to put their shoes on correctly. If your shoes look like banana feet then you have them on the wrong way.
Ami Faku seemingly made that mistake during a recent performance. The musician walked out on stage wearing a pair of Nike sneakers. Her shoes were clearly on the wrong way.
Hai cut cut cut 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/8xUjHKMLhd
— Paballo (@Djtshomisto_94) November 10, 2021
While some people joked that it was a new trend, others could not stop laughing at the singer. Some went as far as calling her ‘Ami Banana’.
But banana feels uncomfortable… Even if you sink in a black whole you’d still feel ukuth “Cha im wearing banana” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/MZu1X5YNAZ
— uGatsheni njalo loh🐘🐘🇿🇦 (@MuzieSndlovu) November 11, 2021
But ibanana iyazwakala yaz
I’m confused as to pic.twitter.com/aCHuZY1SHO
— Shaz (@Sharon_Nesh27) November 10, 2021
Stop bulling, Ami Faku!
Scores of people clapped back at the negative comments.
Twitter user, @Collen_KM, wrote: “I will never condone the bullying of Ami Faku, she made a mistake and she is a human too the bullying on us celebs must come to an end.
I will never condone the bullying of Ami Faku , she made a mistake and she is a human too the bullying on us celebs must come to an end. pic.twitter.com/8lOay0k4kN
— Collen (@Collen_KM) November 10, 2021
“Banana shoes or not mine I love Ami Faku. Her songwriting is just refreshing and her vocals. Been a fan since Love Drunk came out,” one Twitter user wrote.
Banana shoes or not mine I love Ami Faku😭 her song writing is just refreshing and her vocals👌🏾 been a fan since Love Drunk came out pic.twitter.com/2pzaXpDVYJ
— Renji 🇸🇿♈ (@skinny_reloaded) November 11, 2021
Laughing at Ami Faku feels wrong and its wrong. Maybe it was pressure and she did not do it on purpose. She has carried us through the most difficult times in our lives. Her music has healed us and united us. We really need to grow up and stop laughing, tomorrow it could be you. pic.twitter.com/2um7tX8RPG
— Advovolicious (@advovolicious) November 10, 2021
He also slammed the people who recorded the video, calling them “heartless”.
“Artists have gone through a lot in the past 18 months and we need to be concerned about their mental health issues.”
Ami Faku is yet to comment on the incident.