Monday, May 7, 2012

South African model posts racist tweets

A South African model named Jessica Leandra Dos Santos tweeted a racial slur on Twitter and then tried to defend her tweets and then later apologized on her blog. Apparently this isn't the first time that she has tweeted racial slurs on Twitter either. Read the whole article via the link below.

Jessica Leandra Dos Santos's career as a model and sex kitten could be all but over. The Joburg-born model came under fire for posting a racist tweet on social networking site Twitter. It read: "Just, well took on an arrogant and disrespectful k***** inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have."

After angry responses to her comment, Dos Santos deleted the offending tweet. But it was too late. She has already lost one of her major sponsors and men's magazine FHM has distanced itself from the 20-year-old, saying she would be stripped of her title as FHM model of the year in 2011.

Reacting, Dos Santos posted another tweet: "Would you all stop! These are the kind of people that land up raping young girls in our country. I wasn't going to let him get away with it."

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And this is not the first time. Earlier this year she tweeted: “Highlight of my weekend? Almost punching an Engen petrol assistant. No tolerance for rude African monkeys whatsoever!”

By yesterday Twitter was abuzz over her remarks. Although her representatives have remained tight-lipped, Dos Santos took to her blog to post an apology. "I tweeted rather irresponsibly about an incident last night (Thursday), using a harsh word about the gentleman who confronted me with sexual remarks and sounds," said Dos Santos. "Many of you don't know the details of the incident. Please do understand that I was acting in pure anger."
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2 comments:

Mike said...

And from this story came another incident where another model posted racist tweets too. What's going on? Link here:

http://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/second-model-says-sorry-for-racism-1.1290840

Bella said...

Huh? Howis this girl a model. She looks like a bird.