Popular Afrikaans singer’s wife puts racist troll in her place

By YOU
18 July 2017

"The reason I made the decision to not share our newest addition as I’m not ready for the hateful comments that will come his way."

Model and businesswoman Michelle Gildenhuys, wife of TV presenter and singer Emo Adams, has spoken out on social media after a racist comment underneath a Facebook post.

Michelle wrote on Facebook and Instagram that a troll has left hateful comments on her Facebook page. “This person was not on my friend's list so I have no idea where she came from!” Michelle writes. “In all honesty, she has managed to upset those that support and care for me, more than me really.”

Michelle and Emo were married on New Year’s Day last year. The couple has two children. She writes on Facebook: “I have never been blind to the fact that my decision to marry someone of colour will not always be accepted or understood. I’m ok with that and have been dealing with it for a majority of my life. “I understand that I’m somewhat in the public eye and that by exposing my family and kids I put them in the firing line too. Hence the reason I made the decision to not share our newest addition as I’m not ready for the hateful comments that will come his way.” She continues: “I’m ok if you don’t like me, but I’m not ok with you taking it out on my child. I have far too many blessings in my life to for a second focus on the haters.”

This past Sunday I had a internet troll write hateful comments on my Facebook page. This person was not on my friends list so I have no idea where she came from! In All honesty, she has managed to upset those that support and care for me , more than me really. I have never been blind to the fact that my decision to marry someone of color will not always be accepted or understood. I'm ok with that and have been dealing with it for a majority of my life. I understand that I'm somewhat in the public eye and that by exposing my family and kids I put them in the firing line to. Hence the reason I made the decision to not share our newest edition as I am not ready for the hateful comments that will come his way. I'm ok if you don't like me, but I'm not ok with you taking it out on my child. I have far to many blessings in my life to for a second focus on the haters. I wanted to say THANK YOU to those that showed support and commented, thank you for defending my honor. And I'm so sorry if you got in the firing line of this person. To the "Lady" or person hiding behind the "stock library image" I pray you don't get into a serious accident one day and need a blood transfusion , how will you ever know if it's from a Black Man. I pray you don't get a life threading illness and need a organ to save your life, it might just be from a Black man! I pray that you find someone to spend Sundays with. To lay in bed with, to raise kids with, to cook with, to clean with, someone to share your blessing with. Someone to keep you busy on a Sunday so you can stay off my Facebook ? Blessed Day Everyone *New Mommy Blog coming soon.

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The couple’s adorable firstborn, Kadar Zayne, turned two years old this month.

This is why changing a diaper in my house takes way longer than it needs to. I can't get enough of these chubby little legs. My heart ??

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Many of her fans had words of encouragement on Michelle’s Facebook post. Annelize Eyre wrote: “People who are in pain hurt other people. Happiness is an inside job. She clearly has no love in her heart. Michelle and Emo, you’re amazing parents and successful business people with beautiful children – it’s enough to cancel out any negative comments.”

Natasha Paulse commented: “So sorry that you and your family have had to endure such hurt. I too enjoy your posts and look forward to updates on you and your boys, so I agree: Change your privacy settings and don’t let this troll steal your joy. Light and love.”

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