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

The South African social media sensation Lesego Legobane has had it with her critics.

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.

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.

"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.

"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.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

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The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

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"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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