Anele Mdoda. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
TV personality Anele Mdoda was honored with the well-deserved job of being the country’s eyes and ears at this year’s Academy Awards’ red-carpet event.
However, for a moment, things did not seem to be going as planned for the Real Talk host as she found herself having to be a bit more creative in her efforts to get the attention of some Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt.
And although some celebs praised her for a job well done, some tweeps jumped at the chance to point out that she was being snubbed because of her criticism of Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland’s looks.
Not one to let unwarranted criticism slide, Anele clapped back in a series of tweets, giving Mzansi’s tweeps a bit of a crash course on the ins and outs of covering such event, while calling them out for commenting on something they know nothing about.
“Wait so people think A listers go to the Oscars to grant us interviews without us having to fight for them? I screamed Trevor Noah’s name last year to get his attention and I’m his friend. I am glad you lot will never be on that carpet because you would be wasting MNET’s money [sic],” she tweeted.
Adding that some media houses among the 200 that were there had it far worse. “200 media from around the world given one mandate, get as many A listers as u can. A lady from Italy went home with not a single interview. She won’t have a job when she gets home I can tell you that. Stop commenting on things u wouldn’t be able to pull off in daveyton let alone LA,” she added.
Ensuring that she had the last word, the talk-show host made it known to trolls that in addition to not being all talk and no action, they can be sure to catch her at next year’s Oscars. “But I suppose you are talking (even if it’s bile) so I did my job twice. See you at Oscars next year. No wait, you will see me at the Oscars next year,” she concluded.