Celebrity DJ and celebrity mommy DJ Zinhle was left fuming after a stranger got excited and grabbed her daughter without permission
Kairo Forbes might have famous parents, but she’s quickly becoming a local icon in her own right and has become as recognisable as her parents.
From making public appearances to securing over 350 000 Instagram followers (way more than you and me combined!), Kairo is a big deal in South Africa and we can understand why people would be excited to see her in public.
Having said all this, there is absolutely no reason why a grown adult should handle someone else’s child without their permission, celebrity or not, and this is a point DJ Zinhle went to great lengths to make this weekend after a stranger violated her daughter’s privacy.
The mother of one took to Twitter to angrily react when she said, “Had a horrible experience at the mall just now. It doesn’t matter how famous or familiar Kairo’s face is. It is still not okay to walk up to my child and grab her. Please realize that even if you’re a fan, you’re still a stranger & as a parent, I will react.”
She swiftly deleted that tweet but that didn’t stop trolls from coming after her
Many people suggested that DJ Zinhle should take responsibility for the fact that she “parades” her child on social media on a regular basis:
Why parade Kairo all over social media ?? Let’s start there 🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/YQTjnbjBG8
— Mathapelo Momo Lamash✨ (@LamashMomo) May 30, 2019
The harsh responses were tempered with many more understanding replies from parents and single adults alike who suggested that even though Kairo has become a public figure, strangers still don’t have the right to touch her without her mother’s permission.
No it isn't, admiring someone on social media and liking their post doesn't automatically mean you'll be invited for Thanksgiving supper. Stop touching other people's children, it's improper
— Palesa Mosia (@PaleighMM) May 30, 2019
Everybody posts their kids and create accounts for them, it's a new Era. Yal need to unlearn this mentality of justifying nonsense and teach each other to respect people's private space, famous or not👏🏾
— Noxy (@MandyNonkosi) May 30, 2019
You may recall that, back when Kairo was still an infant, DJ Zinhle made the decision to stop showing her daughter’s face on social media
This was back in 2017 and at the time the author and business owner explained that it was because she felt as if her child was overexposed. She wrote at the time, “I felt like my child was overexposed so the reason I wanted to take her off social media is because she is a baby and I thought she just needed time out.”
Do you believe that DJ Zinhle was within her rights to blast the stranger who grabbed her daughter without permission?