TikTok influencer Jelly Barbie reconciles with Big Save cashier after viral video cost her 500k followers

Pitori queen and the godmother of Barcadi, Karabo Khukhu, popularly known as Jelly Babie, has found herself amid controversy after a video of her insulting a Big Save Supermarket cashier went viral on social media. The video has caused quite a stir among her fans and has resulted in the loss of 500K followers on TikTok in less than two days.

The 18-year-old from Mabopane in Tshwane reportedly lost a lot of endorsements and sponsorships after the embarrassing incident in which she was labelled as a ‘clout chaser’.

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In the video, taken by a former associate of the late Vusi Ma R5, she is heard insulting the cashier, accusing her of disrespect.

“Respect doesn’t come with age. Respect me so that I can respect you. You’re a dog. Your job is to be a teller not to ask who I am talking to. Who do you think you are? You are nothing…” she can be heard saying in the video.

Watch as Jelly Barbie clashes with the Big Save cashier;

Many netizens were appalled by Jelly Babie’s behaviour, and some even called for her to be held accountable for her actions. This led to her losing a lot of followers as they deemed her behaviour unacceptable.

Big Save Issues Statement On Jelly Barbie’s Conduct

Big Save released a statement saying they had temporarily suspended the cashier while they investigate the incident.

“In line with the company code of conduct this is normal practice whilst an investigation is undertaken to establish the circumstances that prevailed, that lead to the incident.

“It has come to our attention that a TikTok influencer behaved inappropriately towards our staff member and we categorically state that this behaviour is unacceptable, we are committed to protecting the rights and well-being of our employees,” they said.

They said they acknowledged that the staff member’s rights and privacy were violated and will be guiding her appropriately in line with the POPIA, as she was filmed without her consent.

“We stand by her in determining the appropriate course of action in response to this breach. Our priority remains the safety and dignity of our employees and we will take the necessary measures to ensure a supportive and respectful work environment,” they said.


However, the cashier involved in the incident has since reconciled with Jelly Babie, and the two were seen embracing and burying the hatchet.

Jelly Barbie and the Big Save cashier

It’s a good thing that the two were able to put their differences aside and reconcile. It’s never a good thing when someone loses their job over something that could have been avoided. Fortunately, the cashier was able to return to work, and everything seems to be back to normal.

Despite the controversy, Jelly Babie remains one of the most popular social media influencers in South Africa. Her fans continue to support her, and she continues to inspire and entertain her followers with her fun and engaging content.

Some people believe this may have been a publicity stunt for the supermarket as they have become popular overnight.

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