Vuyo Dabula slams 'smelly fan hug' rumours

By Faeza
10 March 2016

Vuyo Dabula

Generations:The Legacy star Vuyo Dabula has fiercely dismissed allegations that he refused to hug a fan over a bad odour.

Over the past week Vuyo has hogged headlines, after a disgruntled fan accused him of refusing to hug her, allegedly because she smelled. The female fan claimed that Vuyo allegedly told her to "take a good bath before asking for a hug."

Speaking to The Juice this week Vuyo rubbished the claims, which he labelled "unjustified."

On refusing to hug a 'smelly' fan: 

Vuyo said that he's astounded by the reports because it doesn't make sense or has any truth to it. The incident which threw Vuyo into the spotlight apparently took place at the recent Metro FM Awards.

"I walked the black carpet like everyone else, stopped for pictures and interviews, greeted fans along the way and entered the venue. When I entered the venue I was told that I needed to go back because fans really wanted more pictures. This was unusual, but I did go back," Vuyo explained.

Adding, "As with any major event fans were incredibly enthusiastic. I shook hands and hugged many people, but there were also many people that I couldn't get to. It's not because I didn't want to, but because the logistics of the situation just didn't allow me to - there were hundreds of fans pushing towards the barrier to grab my attention."

Vuyo added that it definitely wasn't an intentional gesture to purposely not greet some fans. "There were many people that I didn't get to greet or hug, who is justified enough to be disgruntled in a situation like this?!," he questioned.

Channel24 has more details.