By Tamlyn Canham
Tshepi Vundla has deactivated her Twitter account after receiving major backlash for comments she made about women’s financial independence.
A clip from a discussion she had with the women of the ‘On The Table’ podcast has gone viral. The footage was part of a season finale recap.
Hosts DJ Black Velvet, Tshepi Mabs, and Noluthando Nkwali looked back at some of the biggest talking points during the season.
They were joined by their special guest, Tshepi, who shared her opinion on various topics including what women have to offer in a relationship.
Tshepi slammed women who expect men to take care of them financially.
“It’s nice to be treated and spoiled and be bought nice things but also it is so much better when you buy it yourself,” she said on the podcast.
But things went downhill when Tshepi revealed that she doesn’t like it when women expect men to buy them things.
“You know what I can’t stand about girls on social media? Sbwl baecation, sbwl iPhone12. One, where are your parents? Two, can’t you buy it for yourself but you’re expecting men to do these things for you,” she said.
Her comments ruffled a few feathers, and Mihlali Ndamase was one of several people who clapped back at Tshepi’s remarks.
“Since when does SBWL mean you want a man to do it for you?” she asked.
Since when does SBWL mean you want a man to do it for you? 💀💀💀 https://t.co/ucSdOzDAAq
— Mihlali Ndamase (@mihlalii_n) September 13, 2021
Other celebs weigh-in
Lamiez Holworthy also weighed in on the discussion. She replied to a Twitter user who pointed out Tshepi’s comment was insensitive as some people had lost their parents.
“Or so many have parents who struggle to put food on the table on a normal day. Koloi Le holiday is a luxury and not a necessity,let alone fast food from a restaurant!!!” Lamiez replied.
Or so many have parents who struggle to put food on the table on a normal day.
Koloi Le holiday is a luxury and not a necessity,let alone fast food from a restaurant!!! https://t.co/OifqJpD1sZ
— 𝔻𝕁 𝕃𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕖𝕫 ℍ𝕠𝕝𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕥𝕙𝕪 (@LamiezHolworthy) September 13, 2021
While she did not mention any names, Lamiez also hinted that an influencer was once mean to her. Some thought she was referring to Tshepi.
“Someday when I have time, I’ll tell you guys how two ’influencers’ asked the brand manager on my first big campaign who I was and went on to say y’all will book just anyone’.
“Years later, one is catching smoke for talking rubbish and the other? Still can’t pinpoint what they do,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
Ntsiki Mazwai also shared her thoughts.
“Iv never been a fan of Tshepi Vundla… I find her spoilt, arrogant and obnoxious. Let me keep out of this cos I will not Have anything positive to add.”
Iv never been a fan of Tshepi Vundla… I find her spoilt, arrogant and obnoxious.
Let me keep out of this cos I will not Have anything positive to add.
— ✨KUMKANIKAZI✨ (@ntsikimazwai) September 13, 2021
Social media reacts
There were mixed reactions to Tshepi’s comments on social media.
“Tshepi vundla disrespected so many classes of women in that podcast, how does she still have women trying to defend her??? nna kere mo rogeng! she deserves all the slander,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another user added: “For grown women to sit around a table kiking and perpetuating the stereotypes peddled by men is disappointing but genuinely not surprising. Tshepi Vundla&Co had a platform and THAT is the conversation they chose to have? In 2021? Aluta continua.”
Some people called Tshepi a hypocrite, with one person going as far as sharing a video clip that shows Tshepi seemingly praising housewives for living the “soft life”.
— Tolokazi (@Six_Gantsho2) September 13, 2021
For grown women to sit around a table kiking and perpetuating the stereotypes peddled by men is disappointing but genuinely not surprising.
Tshepi Vundla&Co had a platform and THAT is the conversation they chose to have?
— ✨the midnight gospel (@khanyisile_____) September 13, 2021
Tshepi Vundla is expecting women to financially support their men they way she does. Personally I think she should allow people to date the way they want to. Not everyone is attracted to broke rappers.
— Khutšo (Amani) (@KhutsoRapudi) September 13, 2021
But not everyone was against Tshepi’s comments.
“Broke b******s are mad at Tshepi Vundla for telling them to have money to get what they SBWL? N****s must stop dating broke huns with hobos tendency,” one man wrote.
Some noted that the clip was a small snippet from the podcast which can be misleading.
I would suggest watching the full podcast hey, snippets can be misleading https://t.co/PkGZjbHrUH
— Thuli 😊 (@_Mmathulo) September 13, 2021
Twitter huns dust me lool. Not y'all pressed by Tshepi Vundla when she's literally spitting facts 🤣
— Teeman LFC. (@moleleki_tshepo) September 13, 2021
Tshepi has since deactivated her Twitter page. Watch the full ‘On The Table’ podcast below.
Main image credit: Instagram/@tshepivundla