Boity Thulo took to Twitter to finally address her controversial reference to men as “roaches” on Thursday, 3 September 2020. She stubbornly remained resolute on her post saying if you were hoping for an apology, you are not getting one. Her comments came after the backlash Mihlali Ndamase faced after saying that she goes on dates with several guys, even being called a “loose woman”.
Many women have voiced their frustration over being belittled and living in fear because of the treatment by men in South Africa. The “Wuz Dat?” singer joined in, sharing her disdain for South African men. Replying to a tweet asking women to refrain from going back and forth with men trying to argue about Mihlali’s video, she said: ”They DGAF. Don’t let the roaches bring you down to their level.“
Boity’s comments saw her trend for several hours, and many male Twitter users called on her to apologize.
Now, for the first time since making the comments, she has addressed the matter. The reality television star said that on the day she made the comments, she was being trolled by men and was being hit with insults. She said the insult was not meant for people who had not insulted her.
“A few days ago, I was being trolled by a number of men on this app throughout the day. These men insulted me in every way possible. I too responded with insults & proceeded to call those men unemployed roaches”. When she referred to the man as a roach, it was misconstrued to suggest that it is what she thinks of men in general. “If you didn’t insult me that day, the insult was not meant for you,” she tweeted.
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In addressing the matter, the media personality explained that her comment was directed at men who insulted her. She stated, “If you didn’t insult me that day, the insult was not meant for you.”
See the post below.
A few days ago, I was being trolled by a number of men on this app throughout the day. These men insulted me in every way possible. I too responded with insults & proceeded to call those men unemployed roaches. If you didn’t insult me that day, the insult was not meant for you.😁
— #OwnYourThrone👑 (@Boity) September 3, 2020