- Social media influencer Tshepi Vundla has apologised for problematic tweets about "fat people" dating back to 2011.
- The 30-year-old also addressed comments she made about women during a recent On The Table episode, saying: "I blame this on my poor choice of words."
- About the resurfaced tweets and remarks she made about "fat people," she said: "They were demeaning and there is no excuse for them."
Tshepi Vundla has apologised after previous fatphobic tweets resurfaced online, saying: "They were mean and demeaning."
The content creator also addressed the backlash she received for comments she made about women during a recent episode of On The Table.
The 30-year-old found herself in hot water after a clip from the podcast went viral, in which she says: "Sabaweli baecation, sabaweli iPhone 12. One, where are your parents? Two, can't you buy it for yourself but you're expecting men to do these things for you."
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Following the backlash, Twitter users uncovered tweets dating back to 2011, in which the social media influencer made problematic comments about "fat people".
After a short social media break and deactivating her Twitter account, Tshepi marked her return to Twitter on Wednesday with an apology.
"Firstly I would like to apologise for my past posts on social media. They were mean and demeaning and there is no excuse for them," said the statement.
"Through time I have grown as a woman, partner and most importantly a mother. I have learned many lessons on this journey, including kindness and empathy, and that is how I live my life now and part of the lessons I impart to my son.
"There is no way for me to erase the past, all I can do is learn from my mistakes and carry the learnings with me moving forward," she continued.
About the On The Table discussion, she said: "There was absolutely no malice intended and I blame this on my poor choice of words.
"I will do better and will be better," she continued.
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