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South African Plus-Size Model Breaks Down After Getting Fat Shamed at SA Fashion Week

South African model, photographer and influencer Lesego Legobane just can't catch a break.


Last month, she made international headlines when she clapped back at a body shamer.

Yesterday, she was again body-shamed. This was after she made her runway debut at the South African Fashion Week event.

Listen @ThickLeeyonce just rocked the runway!! Yasss Kween!! #SAFW πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ”₯ pic.twitter.com/SA2mlCb8n4
β€” MTVAfrica (@MTVAfrica) October 24, 2017

Legobane is no stranger to body shaming. She has been able to deal with the cyber-bullying, but yesterday, it got too much for her to handle. When a video of her on the runway was posted, the vitriol came in the comments section.

"I usually don't give a fuck, but tonight, I am sad. On one of my best days. I am sad," she tweeted. Support came from her followers, and some personalities such as rappers Cassper Nyovest and Riky Rick, who told her to keep her head up.

Ntwana, we all got momemts of weakness but it's just Moments. They don't last forever. Ska ba hemisa!!! Skaba Tlogela!!! Skaba Forgiva!!! https://t.co/DfpLJQz6zQ
β€” #FillUpFnbStadium (@CassperNyovest) October 25, 2017
Are you guys proud of yourselves for making her feel this way? Does it make you happy knowing you are killing her peace like this? πŸ˜žπŸ’” pic.twitter.com/coqLGrsQaX
β€” Rogue (@LeratoMannya) October 25, 2017

"If you guys are tired, imagine how I feel," she carried on tweeting. "I've taken it all in for four years without giving a fuck, but yesterday, oh baby."

While some people tweeted message of support, others called her out for her similar behavior from a few years ago, in which she was skinny shaming.

The tweet has since been deleted, but screenshots are forever. Legobane is a changed person, but she feels people won't forgive her.

Is this #ThickLeeyonce the activist against bodyshaming ?πŸ€” pic.twitter.com/k3zgoIh7Lq
β€” Random_Mpondo (@That_Damn_Vuyo) September 22, 2017

"This bullying that I am a part of? What is it? The 2013 tweet I apologized for in 2014 / 2015/ 2016/ 2017? Again, I am deeply sorry," she tweeted in response to being called out for being a cyber bully herself.

Read the rest of her tweets below.

For the first time in four years, I cried. I read the comments & cried. It wasn't the biggest gig I got, but it's da 1 dat made me HAPPY. https://t.co/34eOyMMfcK
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
Thank you for all your kind words ❀️I'll be good. Enjoy your day
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
I was body positive before the money came. I was obsessed with myself before the money. The money came because of the self love. https://t.co/CDP62BOJ1d
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
The fact that people believe I wake up wanting to be hated is what weakens me the most. πŸ’” my mother had to clean up my vomit this morning
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
because I cried so much, my stomach turned and I got sick.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
This bullying that I am a part of? What is it? The 2013 tweet I apologized for in 2014 / 2015/ 2016/ 2017?
Again, I am deeply sorry.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017

Calling the penthouse babies "stocko" ? I am so so so sorry.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
For asking if y'all still date South African men? What is it?
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
Please, if you have receipts, share them with me. I'm curious. Perhaps I don't see it. Perhaps I'm naive to it all.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
If u knw me personally, u knw I am obsessed with the female body. All body types. Whenever I'm around women, all I do is admire their bodies
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
ANYONE who's ever worked with me, knows how I always just want to touch their tiny bootys or their soft bellies. I'm that girl.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
When people call me a body shamer, it baffles me.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
If I ever bullied you, I am beyond sorry because I would never wish what i went through last night/ early morning on anyone. Ever.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
Please don't pull out photoshopped tweets.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
If you ever felt like I was once the cause of your heart break / self esteem issue because of what I said, please let me know cos I am sorry
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
Perhaps it's when someone had a funny hairstyle and I joined in on the laughing...whatever it is, I am sorry.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
And it's funny how nobody was saying my body positivity was fake until I started getting campaigns and jobs. Then it became an issue. Money.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
And it's funny how nobody was saying my body positivity was fake until I started getting campaigns and jobs. Then it became an issue. Money.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
There are times when it upsets me but I can't retweet or call my best friend cos "here we go again" so I let it go.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
On the days I do feel "enough is enough, I'm standing up for myself" I got told I like being a victim and that I enjoy this shit
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
If you guys are tired, imagine how I feel. I've taken it all in for four years without giving a fuck, but yesterday, oh baby...πŸ’”
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
I pray God dis is d last time I hv to deal wit this. Cz I am tired. Cn I just b fat in peace? Cn I wear my crops without being called a cow?
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
I am tired.
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017
This is where I log off. People have made up their minds, ain't nun I can say. https://t.co/OALRO7QOLr
β€” VOOV: thickleeyonce (@ThickLeeyonce) October 25, 2017

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