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Tinashe Venge
2 minute read
26 Dec 2017
11:00 am

8 times celebrities showed their petty side on Twitter

Tinashe Venge

Are these celebrities proud of their petty tweets?

Somizi Mhlongo. Picture: Instagram

South African Twitter is an endless source of entertainment, especially when celebrities are involved.

However, sometimes it’s a playground of petty insults and retaliation – which is slightly amusing, but there has to be a limit right?

Here are a few times that local celebrities were simply far too petty on Twitter.


Somizi couldn’t help throwing some shade in the direction of his ex-bestie, Bonang Matheba, when he compared the performance of their two books.

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Former Miss World contestant, Emma Wareus

What does a pageant winner from Botswana have to do with South African Twitter? Emma Wareus tweeted her name into folklore when she schooled Bonang (aka ‘Champagne Darling’) Matheba on how to pronounce ‘Moët’.

Pearl Thusi’s stinging slaps

Pearl is undoubtedly the queen of shade, so when you even think of criticising her on the social media platform, expect a spicy clap-back.

However, we have to agree that mocking someone’s physical appearance or body shaming is taking it way too far.

Pearl's shade

Tshedi Mholo

This tweet by Tshedi Mholo might seem innocuous, but you need some context to understand the petty shade. Tshedi was in a girl-band called Malaika, circa 2003, and they had a song called Destiny.

On Cassper Nyovest’s new album, he featured her bandmate Gaopele for a remake of the hit single, also titled Destiny. Tshedi seems to think only one person can sing this song …

Fikile Mthwalo

Fikile Mthwalo couldn’t help throwing some shade towards her husband’s ex-girlfriend, Thembisa Mdoda on Instagram. When Twitter users dragged her for getting involved, she hit back strongly.


Euphonik has no chill on Twitter. but his chill well and truly disappeared after Bonang mentioned him in her book. His response was peak pettiness.


Lasizwe single-handedly made himself Bonang’s biggest enemy this year after parodying her on numerous occasions.

His video, titled Being Boneng went viral in 2017 – much to Queen B’s chagrin.

Sizwe Dlhomo

When Pearl Thusi innocently questioned why Wizkid was so far down the list of 100 influential young Africans, Sizwe Dlhomo chimed in by revealing that it was actually in alphabetical order. He may have been correct, but his mansplaining tone was a little too petty for our liking.


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