Another model sorry over racist tweet

2012-05-07 07:54
Johannesburg - Another model had to apologise after she tweeted, in response to Jessica Leandra dos Santos' racist online rant, that she wished all white people were dead, the Witness reported on Monday.

Tshidi Thamana tweeted: "Dear Mr Peter Mokaba?… I wish all whites had been killed when you sang 'Kill the Boer', then we wouldn't have to experience @JessicaLeandra's racism [sic]."

Dos Santos tweeted on Thursday: "Just, well took on a an arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have [sic]."

Dos Santos, who was men's magazine FHM model of the year in 2011, has since deleted the post. FHM disowned her and stripped of her Modelbook 2011 title. One of her sponsors, QuickTrim, which makes weight-loss products, dropped her. Hundreds of people sent messages on Twitter expressing their dismay.

'Racism is wrong'

Thamana's tweet drew widespread condemnation. It was later removed from the social networking site, although she initially defended herself: "Dear all … Why do people think I am a racist when I said it was wrong to be racist SMH [shaking my head] … Really!"

International relations and co-operation department spokesperson Clayson Monyela tweeted to her that her words amounted to hate speech.

"We have to value each other and not condemn each other," she responded.

Although she initially declined to apologise, she crumbled on Sunday and tweeted: "Yes, racism is wrong and I apologise for the 'kill all whites' tweet … It was tweeted in anger."

Later she added: "Dear SA, sincere apologies for the death wish for white people, it was tweeted in anger and yes, condemnation of each other is wrong."

Comments

  • lwando.poni - 2012-05-07 08:04

    And the stupidity just keeps rolling...they deserve each other. I hope they are happy in their lives...

      Tuco - 2012-05-07 08:28

      OH FFS what is up with these stupid models. these idiots are re enforcing that notion and belief the models are generally stupid.

      lwando.poni - 2012-05-07 09:23

      lol, shes a complete nobody. Together with Mugabe, Malema, Leandra, AWB and all other racist trolls they should do us a favour and jump off a cliff.

      Gerald - 2012-05-07 09:27

      @ preshen... Most classical. Tx

      Jessica - 2012-05-07 09:31

      Well this is two bimbos playing together trying to draw attention. Maybe their careers are taking a dive so now try and out do one another. Watch this space for models trying to get the spot light.

      Buzz - 2012-05-07 09:37

      What does she model? Balaclava's ?

      Mattewis - 2012-05-07 10:43

      So they deserve each other? The one responds to being sexually abused with a racial slur, while the other one goes all racial genocide!!!!!!!! Yeah, right! In your little equation this constitutes a balance? You're correct, it does keep rolling! Thandi reckons she can say it is wrong to be racist, but that it's OK to want to exterminate a race? WOW, she is one sneeze away from being watered every day, the true definition of unbounded stupidity!

      Schmee - 2012-05-07 11:02

      Joumaseperd is no better than these two dumb models.

      Fussed - 2012-05-07 11:19

      And what has happened to her, Given a fat bonus and a pat on the wrist. Stil has her contract and sponsors. What a bunch of two faced business

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-07 14:13

      I hope they only model clothes and that no-one will try to immitate their behaviour

      Christopher - 2012-05-07 15:20

      WOW, what an amazing image of her, very classy, love the way the photographer has used the light and the backround just compliments her look, I especially love the green pigmentation on her lower face, makes her features really come out without making her look sickly. Just Beautiful

      Edward - 2012-05-07 17:32

      tshidi is a stupid racist bitch!!!!!! and she has the odasity to say she is not racist??????? only when the shoe fits..........

      Gordon - 2012-05-07 18:54

      Anyone lodging a complaint with the HRC over this comment? Especially as calling for genocide is a much greater offence than calling someone an insulting name....

      Gordon - 2012-05-07 19:20

      Anyone lodging a complaint with the HRC over this comment? Especially as calling for genocide is a much greater offence than calling someone an insulting name....

      hannah.p.mostert - 2012-05-07 19:29

      Why didnt they take away her contract? and sponsors? or make a bigger fuss? seems like she is getting off lightly and her apology is accepted, why didnt the other girl also get a pardon like this one? is this a race issue??????

      vloermoer - 2012-05-08 04:24

      @Hannah, the other girl is white, that's why.

      Preshen - 2012-05-08 10:41

      Martin Luther Kings “I have a dream of white chicks and black chicks playing with each other “

      Denise - 2012-05-09 13:17

      This is the logic of this black bimbo. One person makes an offending tweet and she calls for the genocide of “All White People”. How is that for generalization? So I take it all whites are “Rêssis” and the punishment is, you guessed it “Death” to all. Last time I looked, incitement to genocide was against the law.

  • David - 2012-05-07 08:05

    Whooo, the other way round this time! Now lets see her being stripped of all her contracts, and other income producing benifits!!

      Marc - 2012-05-07 08:24

      That's true Brewster, but you know what's interesting is that this new "culprit" is so young that she would never have personally experienced apartheid. I know all the liberal lentil-gobbling apologists will claim that many generations in the future will still pay for it but that facile argument is sheer drivel. It's like every American today is paying for the Bay of Pigs or Guatamala or Vietnam. They don't even know where those places are. They'd probably try to type it into their iPods.

      pokum - 2012-05-07 08:45

      she probably has nothing to lose, i havent seen her brfore

      bobby.mykonos - 2012-05-07 09:01

      "Whooo, the other way round this time" And as usual people fail to see the irony of their own comments. The principle of non racialism we are striving for does not include the concept of "the other way round". There is only one way. Hate is hate. Stop putting a colour to it.

      eheesen - 2012-05-07 09:15

      I am also waiting to see what will happen now to Tshidi. It just won't be fair for one to be stripped of contracts & benefits while the other one's only be reprimanded! If this turns out to be the case, the model companies, etc is also guilty of racism!

      Fussed - 2012-05-07 11:21

      BOYCOTE Jessica Leandra's ex sponsors

      henrileriche - 2012-05-07 13:46

      Problem is, this one won't be sent around the world. It'll die a quick death in local SA news.... It's only global news when there's a white person involved...

      Lorain - 2012-05-08 07:34

      @ Fussed you and what army? LMAO.

  • Jean - 2012-05-07 08:05

    OMG models are soooo stupid!!!

  • wikus.schalkwyk - 2012-05-07 08:08

    Spade = Spade...

      Preshen - 2012-05-07 08:20

      Also known as Digging instrument

      Glyn - 2012-05-07 08:54

      Wrong! Spade = Hysterectomy! Real catty or what!

  • vastis1 - 2012-05-07 08:09

    I wonder, Dos Santos, gets to loose everything, but Thamana's hate speech gets okay'd with a "sorry"???? both were wrong, both should be condemned,

      pokum - 2012-05-07 08:47

      you cant lose what you dont have

      Rohin - 2012-05-07 09:41

      i'm sure if she had any sponsors or titles of any kind - she would be stripped of that too. this woman is probably just jumping on the band wagon and hoping for a 15 seconds of fame. It may well backfire on her big time if she is in fact a model as no corporate in SA would want to use her.

      Fussed - 2012-05-07 11:51

      @ pokum. You are soooooo right there, A BRAIN

  • Rvn - 2012-05-07 08:09

    Well she should also lose her sponsorship and removed as a FHM model now aswell. Or does being racist only count if you are white?

      Truthis - 2012-05-07 08:24

      @Stephen - What mindset? One that expects all races to be treated equally?

      Rvn - 2012-05-07 09:16

      What about asking Tshidi Thamana to change her mindset, name calling is one thing(yes its still wrong and we dont need any of this is SA) but asking for every white person to be killed is another. Stephan wake up chap. Its not people like me creating problems in South Africa, its the problems in South Africa creating people like me.

  • Aristar - 2012-05-07 08:09

    Racism is alive and well and living on South Africa. Wait? According to black people you cannot be racist if you are black. Only white people are racist. Your BEE system is blatantly and overtly racist!!!! A black person will get a job before any whit person irrespective if the white person is better qualified. Your government is overtly racist.

      Stephan - 2012-05-07 08:15

      Don't be stupid now, fight fire with fire. This isn't the place to cry over you're problems. Grow up man!!!

      Dave - 2012-05-07 08:21

      ndu.ntshangase, 2 x wrongs = right?

      wehan.victor - 2012-05-07 08:28

      @ndu, So you compare the current system to the apartheid regime? worrying.

      Jaco - 2012-05-07 08:29

      Aristar, I totally agree with you, it's like that old saying..."jealousy makes you nasty" that's why they always slam us for being racist, if a white person seems to be racist they blow it out of per portion, if it's the other way around we try to build a bridge and get over it. Why do you think the Europeans rebuild their countries back to such strong economies after the world wars were their were in ruins?? They did not live in the past and blamed everyone else...It's 20 years after apartheid and they still live in the past, blaming the whites, blaming apartheid for everything....its actually pathetic!!!

      Vic - 2012-05-07 08:36

      Tumelo, whites may hold more higher positions, but the majority of them are qualified and worked for it, unlike, for example, the Mdluli family clan, who were given jobs in the Intelligence department, with no qualifications, or experience. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

      Isikhulu - 2012-05-07 08:38

      @Tumelo, you are 100% right about the poor black people to poor white people consideing whites are less than 10% of the population! Eish comrade; the reality is AA is a weapon of mass destruction that is why it has been stopped in the UK, Europe and USA. @ndu, so 2 wrongs make it right, justifying that you can not forgive is SAD, look at Rwanda; last genocide (800 000 dead) in 3 years ended 1994; yet today one of the least corrupt countries with virtually no crime in the world. There is a difference when you do not look at race, culture, hurt etc and you want to change!

      Michelle - 2012-05-07 09:15

      So right Isikhule, why do people first have to destroy each other before they realise what is important; no-one asked to be here, we didn't have a choice where were born or the circumstances we were born into. We each only have one life and the person's life next to you is just as precious as yours, don't let your existence be a bad memory in his.

      Nosiphom - 2012-05-07 11:34

      Sies Bryan !! The personal attack on Tumelo was completely unwarranted. As for keeping legs closed or open, well ... I am absolutely not sure if you know what you are talking about. I know people who were pregnant after opening their legs once, and others who literally keep their legs open and have no children!

      Lorain - 2012-05-08 08:05

      @ Salee dont try open Jaco's eyes to anything. @ Jaco why not move to Europe dude,like you said they have an amazing economy.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-07 08:09

    Looks to me that if you are a nobody in the modeling world. Just post a racist tweet. Then you will get noticed. How pathetic.

  • Barman Benji Monyela - 2012-05-07 08:10

    we cannot fight racism with racism... this child needs to be reported to SAHRC too

  • Gregory - 2012-05-07 08:11

    Who is she?

      Nosiphom - 2012-05-07 09:25

      now we know her.

      fernibat - 2012-05-07 12:48

      A NOBODY who made a comment that was much more than racist, it was genocidal, hate speech of the worst kind! And THAT is her despicable claim to fame!

  • Tumelo - 2012-05-07 08:11

    Like it or not, SA is a very racially sensitive nation, and yes still very racist! We can't wish that away.

  • jpstrauss - 2012-05-07 08:13

    If all of us were dead, there wouldn't have been a modeling industry for miss Thamana to work in.

      jpstrauss - 2012-05-07 09:38

      It wasn't me (said in Shaggy's voice).

      Herman - 2012-05-07 21:05

      @mohau Not just modelling but also the technology that allows you to share this bland comment with the rest of humanity. In fact all the technology that you use,or ever will use.

  • Christopher Zoony De Croes - 2012-05-07 08:13

    ai models showing they have no brains just beauty.. embarrassing

      Sale%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:53

      There are a lot of models with brains. Some support worthy causes around the world. Generalisation is the mother of all prejudice.

      mmokoatle - 2012-05-07 10:03

      That's their favourite pastime...models roll like that. don't be embarassed my bro! When asked what's your favourite dish; they'll respond...it's tupperware!

      Raymond - 2012-05-07 15:06

      I don't see an iota of beauty in the photo above. looks goofed.

  • Rob - 2012-05-07 08:18

    When the time comes I won`t be attending Tshidi`s funeral but I will send a nice letter saying I approve of it.

  • princesspuffypants - 2012-05-07 08:20

    I actually think that this is worse than calling a single person a racist name... she wants the whole race of white people DEAD... and then claims she can't be racist.... I would love to see this country function without input from the minorities.

  • Mfundi - 2012-05-07 08:22

    Ag no! These dumb people, where do they come from?

  • Kevin - 2012-05-07 08:22

    It's very clear that few of our people understand what racism really is. Now if this was treated on an equal basis, this young lady should also lose any contracts she has, be abandoned by her magazine sponsors (if any) and there should now be thousands of outraged and racial tweets/blogs from the white community. In fact, didn't she go further than being racist by saying that all whites should have been killed? Let's wait and see how this pans out, somehow doubt there'll be as much done about it as in the first case.......

  • davidfvanstaden - 2012-05-07 08:27

    This is the whole apartheid - post apartheid situation depicted in simple terms. One throws a stone, the other throws a petrol bomb back...and so the destruction unfolds till nothing is left. The people of this country need to grow the F up

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-07 08:27

    I wonder if these models have anything intelligent to say amongst one another backstage. Some seem to be rather thick as a railway sleeper.

  • hennie.botha.7 - 2012-05-07 08:28

    I bet you she won't loose her sponsors and model contract. In this country it is only wrong to be racist to blacks. Being racist to whites is ok. SMH

      mmokoatle - 2012-05-07 10:06

      She has none to loose!

  • Olive - 2012-05-07 08:28

    To wish that white people are killed????? and she didn't think this was racism. Both of these stupid models said they tweeted in anger- lies that's how they really feel, both are morons and both should never get modelling jobs again- BUT really don't like the tweet that whites should be killed that's hectic

  • Ingeborgh Botha - 2012-05-07 08:31

    They should both lose their positions! Their a disgrace both models!

      Sale%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:55

      True.

  • Angela - 2012-05-07 08:32

    This is on the level of the kindergarten playground. Really .

  • mpho.f.molefe - 2012-05-07 08:35

    Lol... Gee they really do make these models dumb don't they?!

      mmokoatle - 2012-05-07 10:08

      They are packaged like that! LOL!

  • rick.debruin1 - 2012-05-07 08:36

    Talking about killing takes racism to a whole other level!!!

      Arthur - 2012-05-07 08:41

      Funny enough the only thing they're killing is their career.

      Sale%c3%a9 - 2012-05-07 09:58

      Racism does not have levels of wrongness or stupidity.

  • Arthur - 2012-05-07 08:39

    People who don bikini's and drape themselves over cars should stick to tweeting bubblegum, as soon as they try use the other brain cell this is the kind of rubbish they spew out.

  • pokum - 2012-05-07 08:39

    what ever this second so called model just got on the band wagon for publicity...i wish people would just grow up.

  • basiladams.basil - 2012-05-07 08:39

    Just my 5cents worth I wonder if the people know how rife racism is in the construction industry but the black will never speak out coz they afraid of loosing their jobs.Darren lost his job 4that but on the flip side I'm glad and proud 2b a colourd a bit of both worlds lol!

  • dionne.barnard - 2012-05-07 08:39

    Strip her as well

      Marius - 2012-05-07 08:54

      OMG noooooooo, please don't strip her, she's ugly enough with her clothes on LOL

      Buntu - 2012-05-07 08:59

      Strip her wht?she aint got nothin to strip, she dnt even look like model for goodness sake. I dnt even knw why news24 reported this1 its obvious this gal is lookin for publicity n she will probably get a good job @ ancyl

      Buntu - 2012-05-07 08:59

      Strip her wht?she aint got nothin to strip, she dnt even look like model for goodness sake. I dnt even knw why news24 reported this1 its obvious this gal is lookin for publicity n she will probably get a good job @ ancyl

  • ToLife - 2012-05-07 08:43

    Shame. Poor tshidi....if this is her way of 'stealing Leandra's limelight, then she is going about it the wrong way.... If this is her way of tryna build a portfolio, then she has spongebob as a brain muscle. I refuse to believe its anger. When angry u cuss at someone (which is still wrong), Not retaliate with such disgusting terms. No matter how right the words may sound in ur head.

  • ngonimclean - 2012-05-07 08:43

    Introducing the South african a version of Hunger Games featuring the all white jessica leandra going against the all black thsidi thamana, the spectators-news24 commentators let the games begin

  • Duzi - 2012-05-07 08:44

    I suppose in modelling the "brains" are not a requirement, only the looks just like in engineering "brains" are a requirement, not the looks..

  • LongSword - 2012-05-07 08:45

    If u see pictures of her u can't really say she's a model. Yet she's also dumb. And yet can't help notice the intensity in which the Afrikaaner media is latching on this, lol! Sorry guys, no one knows this model, i doubt if she has a serious contract. Still her high quality of stupidity is as astonishing. These models, lol, they r a race of their own.

  • brand0nbradley - 2012-05-07 08:45

    They should both be cast on Zoolander 2.

  • Rudolf - 2012-05-07 08:46

    I hope someone is going to also lodged a complaint against Tshidi Thamana with the Human Rights Commission as columnist Mabine Seabe was so quick to do with Jessica. Come on Mr Mabine Seabe, show us you are not racist and also lodge a complain against Tshidi Thamana.

  • Rudluv7 - 2012-05-07 08:46

    But who knows these so called models though!!!!

  • miriam.passalaris - 2012-05-07 08:46

    a lot of truth is spoken in anger......it would be a sorrier South Africa it there were no whites....the same can be said if there were no blacks....this is what makes us who we are.....

  • Sheila - 2012-05-07 08:47

    Tshidi Thamana there is no place in SA for people like you, as a racist you are rotten inside. You are disgusting!

  • Henry - 2012-05-07 08:50

    This problem's far from over. Even if people could be forced to apologise for their actions, that just doesn't help. The social networks were designed to bring the world closer in terms of communication, but regrettably some people took advantage and used them for the wrong reasons (if used wrongly, it definitely will have some unfavourable consequences on the user) Unless 1 learns to use these services responsibly, these problems are far from over. It shows on the other hand that, racism is still there (regrettably) in other people's minds. Until we learn that we (as people) are our creator's image, these problems are far from over.

  • misswoodcutter - 2012-05-07 08:50

    They may be cute, but damn...not too sharp. *Beauty without brains* i tell you!

  • Henry - 2012-05-07 08:50

    This problem's far from over. Even if people could be forced to apologise for their actions, that just doesn't help. The social networks were designed to bring the world closer in terms of communication, but regrettably some people took advantage and used them for the wrong reasons (if used wrongly, it definitely will have some unfavourable consequences on the user) Unless 1 learns to use these services responsibly, these problems are far from over. It shows on the other hand that, racism is still there (regrettably) in other people's minds. Until we learn that we (as people) are our creator's image, these problems are far from over.

  • kim.bezuidenhout - 2012-05-07 08:53

    Now shouldn't Tshidi Thamana be fired from where she has a contract or is it only the White models that get "stripped" of their lives. Amazing I say.

      Themba - 2012-05-07 18:54

      She probably dreams of being a model. I doubt that she is or there would have been a reaction as well

  • jasonlinsa - 2012-05-07 08:56

    Please get rid of all racist models!!Irrespective of their race, get rid of all the racist models!!

  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-05-07 08:57

    I have to ask News 24 why this racist rant has been given such a low profile exposure as compared to the white chick??? You are a bunch of hipocrits

      Warren - 2012-05-07 18:01

      Not that I condone either model's behaviour, but you have a point. Jessica Leandra dos Santos - Seven articles. Tshidi Thamana - One article.

  • JoCL89 - 2012-05-07 08:58

    Kill whites? Do you even know how it feels when someone close to you gets killed?

  • nonku.butelezi - 2012-05-07 08:59

    Does anyone even know this girl? Who the hell is she and what makes her think she can even say that? I don't know if its stupidity or seeking for attention. That was a different time, all this is unnecessary now, wishing death upon the whole white nation because of one unimportant individual and insulting a whole nation of black people because of one pervert is stupidity.

  • nonku.butelezi - 2012-05-07 08:59

    Does anyone even know this girl? Who the hell is she and what makes her think she can even say that? I don't know if its stupidity or seeking for attention. That was a different time, all this is unnecessary now, wishing death upon the whole white nation because of one unimportant individual and insulting a whole nation of black people because of one pervert is stupidity.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-05-07 09:13

      I think you are right. These two stupid girls do not even deserve our attention.

  • Lisa - 2012-05-07 09:00

    How is that girl a "model"??? aren't model's supposed to be beautiful? lol

  • Buzz - 2012-05-07 09:00

    What does this woman model ? Balaclavas ?

      Nick - 2012-05-07 09:10

      Brilliant comment Buzz .... brilliant !!

      Sean - 2012-05-07 09:23

      lol @ Buzz - She is also used in tyre adds :)

      Kobus - 2012-05-07 09:56

      Buzz you Beast!! Classic comment!! LMFAO

      John - 2012-05-09 22:50

      I suggest that gas masks would be more appropriate!

  • ian.levinson.7 - 2012-05-07 09:04

    Tshidi Thamana, WHY DONT YOU GO BACK TO JUNIOR WOODWORK SCHOOL, YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO BE A MODEL, MAYBE FAT BOY WILL GIVE YOU BREAKFAST AND TAXI MONEY AFTER YOU HAVE A GOOD TIME