Are 'nudists' Zodwa Wabantu and Faf de Klerk 'same WhatsApp group'?
A debate erupted on Twitter over the weekend about whether socialite Zodwa Wabantu and rugby player Faf de Klerk can be likened or compared on the basis that they have both been half naked in public.
Faf recently made global news headlines after a video of him greeting Prince Harry with just his Speedo on went viral. The British prince went to the Springboks' dressing room to congratulate the team after their Rugby World Cup win against England.
He again showed off his famous Speedo when he pulled down his shorts during the World Cup trophy tour.
A tweep named @ladyj_oy questioned why Faf is considered cool for doing the same thing Zodwa has always done, but for which she has been shamed.
“Hmmm, men just pull down their pants and it's considered cool. When Zodwa does it, everybody wants to throw their worthless penny of an opinion about how women should respect their bodies.”
Her comments were met with mixed responses. Some justified Faf dropping his pants, saying “he just won the World Cup”, while others denied criticising Zodwa.
Here's a glimpse into some reactions:
The motivation os Faf exposing his underwear, is 2 promote the brand that makes the swimwear, ppl that buy & then donate R50 2 the company, the company matches that donation to an animal shelter charity...I don't know what underwear brand or clothing designer brand Zodwa promotes— Sugar & Spice😘 (@original_miss_p) November 10, 2019
Okay you comparing someone who doesn't wear underwear to someone who's wearing underwear, genius— Glenn underground house🐐 (@Mbatha_AS) November 10, 2019
Since when was sportswear similar to nakedness? Isn’t sportswear similar to swimwear which almost every one has? The range that’s mostly purchased by women more than men? The items worn in public? Lerata feminist activism without intellectual arguments.— Blessing Kgapola (@blessingkgapola) November 10, 2019