It seems that the official Gauteng Weather Twitter account was in a shady mood when they dragged actress Khanyi Mbau during a heatwave announcement.
In a spicy tweet, the Gauteng Weather Twitter sent out a warning of the heatwave hitting the region saying that people with fair skin, compromised immune systems and Khanyi Mbau need to stay out of the sun.
🔴DANGER: EXTREME UV all week amid HEAT WAVE— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) September 17, 2018
👧🏼Fair skinned folk
🤒Those with compromised immune systems
⏰Avoid ☀️ exposure 10am-3pm
•SA has 2nd highest skin cancer incidence in 🌏
•Skin cancer=30% of all SA cancer cases
Tweeps were not feeling the unnecessary shade thrown and the local star with some saying that the account manager was being a cyberbully and saying that it was being a troll.
Was it necessary, really??? You think its ok to single Khanyi out?? Replace this post with appropriate one. This is subtle bullying at its best. Shocked— The A (@Achsa125) September 17, 2018
Trolls— Ayanda M* (@Ayola_M) September 17, 2018
The shade, it just never stops, too soon and played out— NotyetUhuru (@Lilo_vill) September 17, 2018
Not funny at all. Please consider removing it.— Mfuneko Joko (@mfunekojoko) September 17, 2018
Did you really had to mention khanyi Mbau😂😂😂😂😂— Kulani (@kuli_mathebula) September 17, 2018
:Whichever troll composed this tweet, failed tragically to highlight that ALL complexions NEED SUNSCREEN! NONE OF US ARE SAFE FROM THE SUN'S RAYS, EVEN WITH THE EXTRA MELANIN!! SKIN CANCER IS NO JOKE!— 🔛29Sept#TheLesDaChefTastingClub (@leratommoloi) September 17, 2018
wow... cyber bullying now?— Daryn House (@darynhouse) September 17, 2018
Speaking to TsishaLIVE about the shady tweet, Mbau said she was unbothered by the tweet and that as a public figure she is bound to evoke emotion out of people.
"No! I have no issue with the tweet or how people may feel about me. I am a public figure, I am bound to evoke emotion in many."