It seems like no matter what Kelly Khumalo does, she can’t escape the wrath of social media.
The Empini hitmaker once again found herself at the center of online criticism after the tragic news of Zahara’s death broke. While the nation mourned the loss of the talented Loliwe hitmaker, some social media users took the opportunity to target Kelly with their hateful comments.
Zahara, whose real name is Bulelwa Mkutukana, passed away on Monday night after a long battle with liver complications. The news shook the music industry and fans alike, but for some reason, it also ignited a wave of animosity towards Kelly Khumalo.
Kelly has long been a target of cyberbullying and online hatred, and this incident only served to exacerbate the situation.
Trolls on Twitter questioned the unfairness of life, suggesting that Kelly should have been the one to pass away instead of Zahara. It’s a sad reflection of the toxic culture that exists on social media, where people feel entitled to spew hate without any regard for the consequences.
The backlash against Kelly reached its peak when a tweet from user @ChrisExcel102 went viral, triggering a flood of criticism towards the singer. Grieving fans directed their frustration towards Kelly, highlighting the perceived injustice of Zahara’s untimely demise while other celebrities, marred with controversy, continue to thrive.
Every artist that that we love and respect leaving us..🕊️— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) December 12, 2023
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