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Thickleeyonce vs Twitter!

2017-10-25 15:45
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By now we know nobody is safe from Twitter trolls – bullying and shaming is their main aim. And it was no different for Lesego "Thickleeyonce" Legobane, who’s had her fair share of body-shaming and bullying, recently. Lesego is a plus-sized model, photographer and socialite better known as Thickleeyonce.

Following her runway debut at SA Fashion Week last night, Twitter trolls went for the model. The trolling was on such a level that Thickleeyonce shared screenshots of the hatred on Instagram (See below). She included a post detailing her heartache and personal struggle with cyberbullying over the years.

But Twitter trolls were quick to point out that Thickleeyonce herself was a troll before . . . Two years ago the outspoken socialite fashion-shamed Metro FM DJ Lerato Kganyago. In the tweet, Thickleeyonce shared her dislike for Lerato’s dress at that year’s Samas. And trolls were quick to remind her of her cyberbullying – prompting a quick apology from Thickleeyonce to Lerato. However, Lerato is being somewhat more grown up about this, the radio beauty simply said, “Talk” in response to the apology – suggesting they take it offline and speak to each other instead. Can someone say awkward?

?Yesterday ws probably 1 of the best days of my life, but I ended up going to bed very sad.? ?I genuinely don't give a fuck wat ANYONE thinks of me. Zero fucks, but u know what? I ws really sad. I was so anxious abt walking in a fashion show with models who hv years of experience & who are a lot smaller dan me, I ws skeptical but my mum said "Do it 4 the next big girl who wants to be a model but thinks it's impossible" & so I dd it. ? ?My moment came & the minute I stepped out all I heard ws "Leeyonce! Yaaaas! Thick lee" I look up, there are ppl screaming 4 ME! I ddnt expect any of this cos my mum nor Lerato were there (they are normally the ones who scream 4 me lol) so I lost my cool, & got so overwhelmed by the love lol I just couldn't help but smile cos wow! The love is REAL! I feel it & I am ALWAYS grateful. ? ?Oh but the hatred? The cruelty? The malicious comments I hv to deal with? EVERYDAY? Most days its whatever...but yesterday I read & read & read & read until I was numb & cudnt feel anything anymore. Its been 4 years, FOUR YEARS of online abuse & cyber bullying bt yesterday? I got really sad. ? ?"Don't entertain it"? ?"U like playing victim"? ?"Be strong, don't mind them"? ?"Don't let them get you down"? ?"Haters girl, u know how they are"? ?"Just ignore it"? ?"U talk too much abt body positivity, ur annoying"? ?"Ur self love is fake cos u always entertain haters, u really insecure"? ?I've heard this 4 FOUR YEARS. Imagine havin to deal with bullies 4 years & ppl tellin u "dnt mind em" ? ?Thr are days whr ppl pop up on my TL callin me terrible things, I read, block & carry on with life...evn wen it upsets me, I cnt talk abt it cos the minute I address it, "I am entertaining haters, I like attention" (thr are ppl who believe dat this is wat I want, dat I like it wen ppl say these things abt me cos "I get to play victim" imagine that. ? ?Im tired of hearing "ignore them" bcos I am expected 2 b "OK" with this. This is not OK. Dnt tel me nt 2 mind dis, cz I do.? ?Read al of these, its nt evn a quarter of wat I read last night or wat Iv read all my life since joining SM, it's just a glimpse, read & tell me I sud just turn a blind eye

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By Nare Kekana