Somizi says he won't be bullied: 'I bully bullies'

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Somizi Mhlongo (Photo: Gallo)
Somizi Mhlongo (Photo: Gallo)

TV personality Somizi Mhlongo says that he is taking a stand against bullies.

"Stand up to bullies ... it's worse on these social media streets. And it doesn't only happen to celebrities ... it affects everyone," Somizi captioned a video of T-shirts he had made with the phrase "I am not bullable. I bully bullies" printed on the front. 

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In the video, he explains the meaning behind the slogan, saying: "I woke up one day, and I had this tag line because I've realised that so many people succumb to being bullied, and I want to empower and help them and I want them to know that bullies are actually cowards."

"Stand up for yourself and if you are being bullied - break the silence, talk about it. And I said for myself: 'I'm not bullable, I bully bullies'," he went on to say. 

Somizi says that his nephew urged him to use to the phrase "I bully bullies," but the Idols SA judge responded saying: "I'm talking to bullies. If they think that they are going to bully other people or bully me. They have met their match. Because I will bully them back and put them in their place and put them in their corner."  

According to Somizi, he will be handing out the T-shirts to fans for free, and TV personality Pearl Thusi, who is known for finding herself on the wrong side on social media, has already reserved one for herself.

"I deserve this - please save it, and I'll get it when I come there," she replied in the comment section of the post. 

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