Did she try to appear less racist by channeling Rachel Dolezal?
After being sentenced to three years in prison, and spending a week in jail for throwing racial slurs at a Johannesburg police officer, Vicki Momberg came out of her cell in cornrows to apply for her leave of appeal. The flood of social media reactions of people both confused and amused by her style choice.
WATCH #VickiMomberg is brought up from the cells briefly... she's got a new hairstyle..... https://t.co/LxtxHJ2NdR— silindelo masikane (@silindelo masikane)1522827886.0
Momberg was arrested in 2016 after a video went viral in which she repeatedly called a black officer coming to her aid the k-word. According to The Washington Post, she used the k-word 48 times. As a result, she has become the first person in South Africa to be arrested for racial slurs. As reported by The South African, the hearing for appeal has been postponed to next week.
#VickiMomberg's legal team has requested a postponement of her leave to appeal application because her advocate has… https://t.co/bzoJYDAjXB— Karyn Maughan (@Karyn Maughan)1522830033.0
Perhaps a cellmate suggested she wear cornrows to obtain her get out of jail free card to appear "less racist." Whatever the reason, it was a bad idea as the world of social media has been so blatantly expressing.
View our favorite outrageous social media reactions below.
Retweet if you are happy with Vicki Momberg getting 3yrs in prison for using racist remarks. #VickiMomberg https://t.co/IAl3wYK7Lf— Man's Not Barry Roux (@Man's Not Barry Roux)1522224689.0
Also, who cornrowed #VickyMomberg’s hair ....?!!!! We need answers !!!! It wasn’t even neatly done. 😹 https://t.co/2cOHftx21u— Poppy Ntshongwana (@Poppy Ntshongwana)1522848500.0
Steve Hofmeyer, hello from the other side..... 😂#VickiMomberg https://t.co/awgV90X0Jm— 👑uNdlunkulu (@👑uNdlunkulu)1522226184.0
#VickiMomberg back in the dock... with cornrows... (@iavanpijoos) https://t.co/sWSJ8kV2OA— Team News24 (@Team News24)1522829964.0
Imagine being a whole CONVICTED RACIST! 😢😂 South Africa is moving in the right direction 👏👏👏 #VickiMomberg https://t.co/jS4YvHnIMQ— Melanin MasterPiece (@Melanin MasterPiece)1522226256.0
“Get cornrows, you’ll fit right in” they said. #VickiMomberg coming straight out Compton 😂😂 https://t.co/UUE5eoS1yL— UncleDaddy (@UncleDaddy)1522828729.0
#VickiMomberg https://t.co/dfq47Vi9HM— Lloyd Johnson (@Lloyd Johnson)1522849216.0