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Can We Please Stop Body-Shaming Our Perfect Wedding's Nomsa Buthelezi?

Pastor who body-shamed, we also see you.

11/09/2017 11:11 SAST | Updated 11/09/2017 11:11 SAST
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Actress and television presenter, Nomsa Buthelezi.

Popular wedding show, Our Perfect Wedding trended well into Monday morning. And while the couple's love story made for interesting comments; there was no shortage of jabs taken at interim presenter, Nomsa Buthelezi's fashion sense.

Read: 5 Times Our Perfect Wedding's Nomsa Buthelezi Slayed

While it's normal that people react differently to a presenter's fashion sense, some of the commentary is downright mean and goes so far as to attack her body.

And this is not new.

Earlier this year, when she stood in for former presenter, Thembisa Mdoda, Buthelezi faced a barrage of body and fashion-shaming. Before standing in for Mdoda, Buthelezi had expressed concern that people would focus on her body size instead of her talent.

Further, it seems some pastors are now body-shamers -- while officiating weddings. Something that left a bitter taste in some people's mouths.

The pastor, loosely translated, said: "Slender women are behind you now...you will hold on to this sdudla (plus-sized woman) until Jesus comes back."

But fam, there is nothing funny about body-shaming. This is Nomsa's body, the bride's body -- bodies that do not define the entirety of who they are.

Each can be to their own without body-shaming.

And Nomsa, in case you were wondering, you have a lot of love out there.