Scandal actress – Mvelo Makhanya has gone out to express how disappointed she is with people's behaviour on social media.
In an emotional Instagram live story, the star who was close to tears pleaded with people to do better, especially when it comes to their comments about other people's bodies on social media.
This message comes after an unflattering meme of her head became a topic of discussion on social media.
Mvelo expressed how upset she was at how we treat each other on these apps and how toxic social media as a whole is.
"I guess sometimes you can't be upset about people's opinions but also at the same time, if those opinions are about you, they sure as hell going to bother you. I just really have a huge problem with social media, you've seen how toxic I feel about the space."
I'm just so upset, it's so upsetting that people on social media, you literally go all the way out to always find something wrong with someone, and then use that to bring someone down. I generally don't get it, I don't understand it. What do you gain from doing that? What happens after that? You've broken someones self esteem down and then what. I'm so upset!?"
Mvelo said that she's been trying to block out how she's been made fun of on social media but the meme was so upsetting because her head isn't that big and that her hairstyle wasn't as intensified as it was made out to be when the meme was created.
Her Insta Live video was shared by a number of people who supported her for addressing the issue.
This broke my heart… social media can be so toxic! That little joke you make just for RTs can really impact someone. Let’s do better, really guys this is not on. cc @_MveloMakhanya pic.twitter.com/wFg1xdPpfE
— Poppie (@OmphileM_) February 16, 2019
Mvelo also pleaded for people to do better with their behaviour when it comes to these social media platforms.