We wear what we can afford: clash of egos as Twitter defends Mr Price
Clothing retailer Mr Price was thrust to the top of Twitter's trends list after some users poked fun at their "cheap" wares.
The conversation quickly escalated as people unashamedly posted pictures of themselves wearing outfits from the retailer.
TV and radio personality Lerato Kganyago chimed in with some pearls of wisdom, telling tweeps not to be pressured by social media into wearing expensive brands.
"There's nothing wrong with Mr Price and Shoprite! Do what suits your pockets, not what suits social media," she said.
Also Shoprite has some really great beauty products that are very affordable! Mr Price has the dopest and most affordable gym equipment!!!— leratokganyago (@Leratokganyago) June 10, 2019
The people that are always looking down on Mr Price, have Instagram pages that look like Mr Price Factories!There’s nothing wrong with Mr Price and Shoprite! Do what suits your pockets, not what suits social media my children, baska lehlanyetsa! Mr Price has really cute stuff!— leratokganyago (@Leratokganyago) June 10, 2019
Here's a glimpse at some of the responses: