Letoya Makes It Clear That She Didn’t Mean To Offend Anyone’s Culture

"I meant no disrespect for anyone’s culture or traditions. All I saw was an opportunity to give back to my people in the best way I know how."

Actress Letoya Makhene says it was not her intentions to offend anyone when she gave blankets
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Actress Letoya Makhene has broken the silence over her intentions, after a post about her being sponsored blankets to donate to the needy as the cold winter season is approaching, her intentions took the wrong turn and people saw it being labelled it as being “disrespectful”.

The actress shared a picture of her on the social media streets holding blankets on Instagram this week and her followers quickly identified the blankets as Ingcawe.

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They clapped back at the actress and schooled her on the significance of that type of blanket to the Xhosa culture. Some followers shared their concerns and disapproval of the actress giving out these type of blankets.

The actress decided to grace the Instagram streets to explain her actions and said she didn’t mean to offend anyone.

“Thokoza gogo. I meant no disrespect for anyone’s culture or traditions. All I saw was an opportunity to give back to my people in the best way I know how. I have many sacred cloths that I have deep respect for, but if I was faced with a life or death situation and my clothes could save a child’s life and keep them warm from the cold … I would give my clothes and blankets to that child,” Letoya said.

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Letoya further explained to her followers that she had been recently taught about the significance of the blankets and that she thanks those that took the time to explain to her about the blankets. She also apologised to those she offended and explained she meant no harm.

“Today I shared my gratitude for being sponsored with blankets. Some of you were kind enough to let me know about the significance of these blankets emaXhoseni called Ingcawe – Thank you. One or two of you expressed that you felt offended by the fact that I am even holding the blanket. I humbly request that you will take a moment to hear me as I am about to share with you my response to an unhappy follower …”

See her full post below

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Today I shared my gratitude for being sponsored with blankets. 😇 Some of you were kind enough to let me know about the significance of these blankets emaXhoseni called Ingcawe – Thank you 👏🏾👏🏾 One or two of you expressed that you felt offended by the fact that I am even holding the blanket. 💔 I humbly request that you will take a moment to hear me as I am about to share with you my response to an unhappy follower…. “Thokoza gogo 👏🏾👏🏾 I meant no disrespect for anyone’s culture or traditions. All I saw was an opportunity to give back to my people in the best way I know how. I have many sacred cloths that I have deep respect for, but if I was faced with a life of death situation and my cloths could save a child’s life and keep them warm from the cold… I would give my cloths and blankets to that child.”🤷🏽‍♀️ Once again thanks to @mustafaseslim and @sesliblankets for donating these beautiful blankets…soft too 🌷 More than anything, thank you @lebokeswa for believing in me…for believing in my dreams. Because of you and #LeboswaInvestments the #LetoyaMakheneFoundation is finally able to push forward. 👏🏾👏🏾❤️

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