Just a slap on the wrist for Zodwa.
'Zodwa Wabantu has received a slap on her wrist from Moja Love TV, the DStv channel that hosts her popular reality TV show, Zodwa Uncensored . The channel faced mounting pressure from the LGBTQ+ community after it aired an episode of Zodwa’s show, where she lambasts gay men for being too flamboyant. Why Zodwa Wabantu has been in trouble this week In the clip, Zodwa addresses homosexual men who, in her own words, “forget they have penises and not vaginas like us” She lambasted homosexual men in the entertainment industry for being “too volatile”, asking “is there a gay celebrity you do not know that has never been in a catfight with a woman?” She further went on to claim that it is already enough that women allow them to use make-up and pursue other men, “but enough is enough”. The petition launched by the LGBTQ+ community was further ramped up by calls from the Johannesburg Pride to have Moja Love TV held to account for failing to address the clip before it was aired. Moja Love TV apologises on Zodwa’s behalf The mounting calls to pull the plug of the entertainer’s show has — at least for now — fallen on deaf ears. The channel issued a statement addressing the situation for the first time since the news broke out on Monday. “Moja Love values, loves and respects all South Africans and as an organisation, we celebrate all the diversity that enriches our country. We do not condone any form of discrimination through sexuality, religion, gender and culture. “Moja Love is a channel about Universal Love and we believe that love exists for everyone and is open to various interpretations. We are all about telling real, authentic South African stories which are narrated by our people in their own voices and language. The stories are a reflection of the issues which society confronts daily,” the channel wrote. They further confirmed that internal processes have been initiated between Zodwa and the producers of the show with regards to ensuring that something of this nature never slips through the cracks again. “The views expressed by Zodwa [are] regrettable and she commits to learning. As media and content producers accept a measure of responsibility for this oversight and commit to generating edutainment and live reality stories that are based on dignity and respect. We convey our sincere and profound regret that these utterances have caused,” the channel added.'
For a plus size woman, shopping for clothes can be something of an emotional roller-coaster but sometimes what you see can be a revelation.
'What do you see when you look in the mirror, above and beyond the image of who you are? Sometimes, what you see can be a revelation, especially if you’re in the middle of a move that is changing the way you live your life. By Kim Norwood Young As a plus size woman, shopping for clothes can be something of an emotional roller-coaster for me. I may find a new favourite outfit, or I may suffer a crisis of confidence and end up feeling like a heffalump. Making a major move has been pretty much the same. There are moments of incredible joy and wonder, and times when I have questioned my sanity and decision making abilities. Either way, it’s been an excellent catalyst for taking stock of my life. Unfortunately, as an anxious over-thinker, taking stock (and clothes shopping, for that matter) doesn’t always end well for me, and can lead to a downward spiral of self-doubt and second-guessing every choice I’ve ever made. Foolishly, I thought that because I was used to this, experience would make my move across the ocean easier to handle. Hahahaha. No. Moving has surprised me in the number and variety of ways in which it has jiggled things around in my head and heart, messed with my sense of self, and put me on a personal growth curve as steep as the price of designer duds. Mostly, I am finding it almost impossible to use my standard units of measurement for assessing if I’m “alright”. How do I know if I am doing okay when I have left behind all of the markers I am used to referencing as checkpoints? It’s like going into a store where the clothes don’t have any sizes, and the change rooms don’t have any mirrors. In theory, it’s a great idea – the liberation of buying clothing by focusing on what feels good and what I like, rather than being swayed by social norms of what a person of my age/size/colouring should wear or look good in. Unfortunately, the reality would just be confusing and disorienting AF. Again, a lot like moving across the planet. Back home, I had a life full of stuff that I thought I loved, and that painted a picture of who I was. A picture that I thought meant something. More than that, I had friends and family who helped me define how I saw myself. But then I left it all behind. No stuff, no job, no friends. Just me and my little nuclear family unit. Read also: Kim Norwood-Young: Hire me, I’m a stay-at-home mom! Now, all I’m left with are the bare bones of who I am. I am stripped completely naked and – like facing a dressing room mirror – it is uncomfortable with a capital U. To make matters worse, I moved to a country where all of my cultural reference points for success are meaningless. Over the years, I have done a lot of work on learning to love myself unconditionally – at least, I thought I had. As it turns out, what I had really done was create a mental checklist of stuff that made me feel successful. Great home? Check. Fast car? Check. Kids in private school? Check. Job, friends, smug sense of ‘doing well’? Check, check, and check! But without the items on that list, I am forced to really look within and find reasons for my sense of self-worth that are totally divorced from money, status, and social standing. To build my self-esteem without any references to external factors. And I am shamed by how shaky my foundations are, and how little I have built in my 40 years on this planet. Read also: Kim Norwood-Young: The toughest choice I ever made as a mom But, oddly, I am not really surprised. Because for some reason this isn’t something we’re taught – to feel good about ourselves regardless of what we have or can do. As someone who has had to do a lot of work at loving her outside, I am grateful that issues such as body positivity are receiving more and more airtime. For starters, it means that my confidence is far less likely to take a beating when I go shopping, no matter how ‘unflattering’ the fitting room lighting and mirror may be. However, I feel like while we’ve been encouraged to love our bodies more, there has been a concurrent increase in what I call the cult of capability, particularly for women. We have increasingly been told that it doesn’t matter what we look like, but to instead focus on what we can do. Pinterest has us creating ever longer lists of things to do, places to see, DIY projects to finish. Because doing – our ability and capability to get stuff done – is the new black. But that isn’t where our value lies either. It lies in our humanity. We are ‘good’ simply because we are. Regardless of whether we work or not, whether we are good mothers and friends or not, whether we can handle all the things or not. The humanity in all of us deserves recognition and love, most of all from ourselves. And like learning to love our bodies, learning to love ourselves ‘just’ for being is worth the effort. Moving has forced me to face my failings. I suck at housework, my anxiety and social insecurity can make my friendships difficult, and sometimes the harsh light of a fitting room can still leave me feeling insecure. But that’s okay. Because those are all things I do, and not who I am. Besides, if this move has taught me anything, it’s that I don’t need to perfect. Like my favourite old pair of jeans, I can be worn thin and slightly broken, and still be alright.'
The Friends of Cuba Society has picketed outside Parliament to draw attention to the plight of Cuban citizens who they say are suffering under trade embargoes that were imposed on the country by the United States.
Yoon Se Ah will return for another show! The ‘SKY Castle’ entertainer has been thrown in new tvN show ‘Melting Me Softly,’ a sci-fi romance that recounts to the narrative… View Post
'Yoon Se Ah will return for another show! The ‘SKY Castle’ entertainer has been thrown in new tvN show ‘Melting Me Softly,’ a sci-fi romance that recounts to the narrative of a man and ladies who took part in an analysis where they were intended to be frozen for 24 hours – just to get up 20 years after the fact rather because of a puzzling intrigue. Yoon Se Ah will play the character of news broadcaster Na Ha Young, who was the main love of male lead Ma Dong Chan, played by Ji Chang Wook. Twenty years sooner, the two chipped away at a similar communicate together and even had expectations to wed. Be that as it may, while Ma Dong Chan was gone, her character wound up cold and shut off, with her objectives just centered around her expert achievement… View this post on Instagram #날녹여주오 #마동찬 A post shared by 지창욱 (@jichangwook) on Jul 6, 2019 at 4:40am PDT In the interim, ‘Melting Me Softly’ is set to start airing this year.'
Adam Lambert met his boyfriend, Javi Costa Polo, through photo-sharing app Instagram.
'Adam Lambert met his boyfriend, Javi Costa Polo, through photo-sharing app Instagram.'
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of “serious and complicated” international affairs, was good for regional peace, North Korean state media KCNA said on Friday.
'North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that strengthening bilateral ties, at a time of “serious and complicated” international affairs, was good for regional peace, North Korean state media KCNA said on Friday.'
Today is your last chance to see ‘Nataniël: The Love Collection’ at Roodeport theatre. We chatted to the enigmatic entertainer.
'Today is your last chance to see ‘Nataniël: The Love Collection’ at Roodeport theatre. We chatted to the enigmatic entertainer.'
Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms with more than 1 billion active users every month.Users just love to post their favorite photos and videos over this platform and share their happy moments in their connection.
Cheryl Green regained her love for life – and for herself.
'Cheryl Green regained her love for life – and for herself.'