Rachel Kolisi has opened up about why she stopped oversharing pictures of her family on social media
The mom-of-three, who is married to Springbok rugby player Siya Kolsi, has always given her Instagram followers a glimpse into her life but made a few changes this year.
Not only has she decided to add a disclaimer to her bio, warning people not to repost her pictures and videos, but she has also decided show her children’s faces less.
Rachel, who helps take care of Siya’s younger siblings, has had a few bad social media experiences in the past
The most recent incident took place in March when she called out a woman for allegedly sending Siya sexy pictures. Instead of receiving sympathy, social media users dragged her for airing her dirty laundry in public.
Since then, Rachel has been very guarded about what type of information she shares online.
During a recent Q&A session on her Instagram Stories, one of Rachel’s followers asked why they don’t see her children’s faces much these days.
“It was just getting too much. They started getting stopped and asked to take pictures and they didn’t like it,” TshisaLIVE quoted her as saying during the session.
Rachel added that they couldn’t walk around in public without people recognising them
“We didn’t have privacy any more so I decided to just stop posting them,” she added.
Rachel is not the only celebrity who has opted not to show her children’s faces on social media.
Jo-Ann Strauss has never shown the faces of the three children she has with orthopaedic surgeon Michael Held, nor has she revealed their names publicly. The former Miss South Africa does not show her husband’s face on social media either.
“Some people feel that I should show my family on social media. I often feel the same… until I’m reminded of how strangely intrusive (and unnecessarily negative and critical) social media can be.
“As someone who has spent nearly half of her life in the media, I am relatively comfortable with people discussing me (sometimes in a negative light) on social media and the glare of public scrutiny. However, neither my husband nor our children signed up for this scrutiny and out of respect for them, I try to keep them out of the media as far as I can,” she wrote on her ‘Modern Mommy’ blog in 2016.
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