Local media personality Khanyi Mbau debuted her memoji and tweeps were shooketh by the appearance of the animated emoji.
The 'Abomama' star showed off her memoji on Wednesday with a side-by-side comparison followed by two videos of her memoji.
Reloaded! pic.twitter.com/iXoiH1Vfhl— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) September 19, 2018
May I? pic.twitter.com/wnMudIh045— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) September 19, 2018
Tweeps, however, had a lot to say about the appearance of Mbau's memoji with the comments mostly consisting of criticism of the memoji's skin colour.
The colonialist taught us to hate the way we were created, that white skin is superior. Today this is what people are prepared to do...no judgement bt we hope that our children do not see this on tv as we working decolonising Africa..we need role model for the coming generation— 👑landexpropriation👑 (@ntshaangase) September 19, 2018
When you are lighter than your own emoji pic.twitter.com/1eDjkOzxD2— Sandile Wanda (@Sandzeewanda) September 19, 2018
Uyam bona u Mrs Van Wyk 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hxkwCdGYhH— Mafiso Nxumalo (@NxumaloMafiso) September 19, 2018
Now you are becoming scary pic.twitter.com/VzawtwousM— Joyce Marokane (@joycepouassom) September 19, 2018
Let me help you pic.twitter.com/F5htsWssU0— Danielle~Thato (@Chimamanda98) September 19, 2018
As per usual, Mbau just laughed off the criticism with witty replies.
Thoroughly https://t.co/UGalK0kKI0— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) September 19, 2018
1stly we didn’t apply for role model positions. secondly the future will have you as an example of what a basic black person used to look like!! We all do what our bank balances allow us to do and mine allows a but more creativity.. #fallback https://t.co/AvZVIc8Vdv— KHANYI MBAU (@MbauReloaded) September 19, 2018
Mbau's skin tone was also recently mocked by the official Gauteng Weather Twitter account when they issued a heatwave warning advising that the actress avoids the sun.