Motsi Mabuse, 41, has admitted she was extremely upset after seeing a photo of herself appear in a German tabloid alongside the caption “the chocolate didn’t help either”. Editors have argued that the term chocolate refers to the sweets given to the audience to make them happy while filming a Motsi-themed show.
After being tested positive for Covid, the South African dancer was asked to replace one of the judges on Das Supertalent.
After a Bild article about the show was published in Germany, it featured an image of her and was captioned “The chocolate didn’t help.”
Motsi posted a picture on Instagram saying she was devastated by these words. Bild editors however insist that the caption refers to chocolate bars given to the audience during filming.
Motsi posted a message on Instagram: “After having an amazing photoshoot last evening, I switched on the phone and was shocked truly shocked. After that shock, I was very disappointed and sad!”
Bild’s caption has been amended and Timo Lokoschat, deputy editor-in chief of Bild, released a statement stating that it refers to chocolate bars given to the audience during filming.
The Daily Mail reports that he said, “We modified it anyway. This was not intended to offend anybody.”
Motsi is currently a judge in Germany on Let’s Dance’s Strictly, where she also appeared in 2011 as Das Supertalent’s judge.
Star is outspokenly anti-racism and uses social media often to protest against online bullying.
Although she was previously bullied online, she says that she has now learned to “the power and the value of words”.
Radio Times spoke with the mother-of-one, saying: “Racism has become more extreme in recent years.”
People feel like they can attack, and for whatever reason.
They write bad stuff and they are going to ‘hit’ you with a bat and call me “monkey”.
“I have learned to stop looking too deeply at what others say, as that is primarily a reflection on myself.”
Publiated at Sun 29 August 2021, 15:43:08 +0000