Miss South Africa organisers have responded to a tweet from pageant winner Shudufhadzo Musida which blew up on the Twitter timeline
Shudu, as she is popularly known has become the victim of nasty Twitter trolls after revealing her ambition to one day become president of the country.
The 24-year-old on Wednesday evening tweeted “I want to be president” in a post that went viral.
Shudu’s post was met with an overwhelming backlash from tweeps who shot down her dreams with mean tweets.
“President of bikini bodies?” tweeted one critic, whilst another added; “Focus on walking around naked. Stay in your lane”
President of Bikini Bodies?
— (@_LeratoMabuza) April 7, 2021
We gave a hand, you became Miss SA. Now you want the whole arm. Yonela pic.twitter.com/aZArQUQ1wK
— Qhama Dlula (@qhamadlula_) April 8, 2021
Focus on walking around naked
Stay in your lane pic.twitter.com/bMQQK1GUwJ
— MrVendaNgaDecember (@Munyai_Gundo_) April 8, 2021
You want to be President
— T.S (@TS_Mbongwa) April 7, 2021
President of wat Shudu? pic.twitter.com/asdLzRxdvP
— (@MaungaClive) April 7, 2021
I want to be miss universe pic.twitter.com/fAgCFNDkmV
— Nyxon phakati (@DON_PAPICHUL0) April 7, 2021
Some even compared her to her predecessor Zozibini Tunzi…
Start to be more vocal share more of your opinions than pics. I for one knows how Zozi use to think her passion etc but with you is just pic after pic we need content Shundu then u may stand a chance
— The genuine Soul (@gavazaz) April 7, 2021
Zozi was the first Miss SA I took serious, she is intelligent and was involved in the things that uplifts women. The current one is controversial uyadunusa futhi…. The only difference between Shudu and Mihlali Ndamase is that she holds a degree. pic.twitter.com/sLzTxeIJkJ
— Mr Handsome (@MrHandsome_ZA) April 8, 2021
On the flipside, a number of tweeps defended the Venda beauty queen…
Only people that are Broken inside will attack our Miss SA, Shudu is intelligent, beautiful, Confident and also well deserved of the title she holds. #ShuduForPresident… Bullies always hide their pain by bulling otherspic.twitter.com/PuW7HVQBAI
— Phaṱhutshedz (@PhathutshedzoM7) April 8, 2021
They even pledged to vote for her…
Come to think of it what can STOP Miss SA from being the next President
I mean she’s intelligent, outspoken, passionate and driven the list is endless
Go for it Shudu you have my support, I want you to beat Duduzane to it, Venda Queen pic.twitter.com/1vkClBHEQN
— Simtho Biyela (@Simtho_Biyela) April 8, 2021
Way overdue to have A Female President, go for it Ma’m
— (@MzansisHP) April 7, 2021
Following the backlash, which saw Shudu and Miss SA dominate the Twitter trends, organisers have spoken out in a bid to calm the social media storm
The official Miss SA Twitter account posted; “We believe that the ability to succeed in the face of adversity, while staying true to ideals and principles of a better society gives birth to greatness.
“We believe that when women face their power and embrace their future they can take on any position and succeed!
The account went on to state that Shudu’s ambitions were also valid.
“#YourDreamsAreValid We all have dreams within us and may we take courage today to pursue them and take up space!”
We all have dreams within us and may we take courage today to pursue them and take up space!
Comment down below and share with us some of your dreams
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) April 8, 2021
We couldn’t agree more with their sentiments!