Every highschooler shall admit to crushing on their teacher at some point. Whether or not, teachers have their fashion ‘A’ game on point, it is quite natural for students to admire them. One South African teacher has been getting a spate of unwanted attention lately.
Lulu Menziwa’s pictures soon went viral for her charm, looks and impeccably chic dress code. But alas, the lady has been getting flak for not looking like a ‘conventional teacher’ and has had enough of the attention.
A Twitter user, Lufuno Mathoni was the first to tweet Lulu’s pics in a sexist post. The post tagged Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi with a shocking caption directed at the man. It suggested that Lulu’s outfits and appearance made it difficult for the school-kids to pass. Mathoni even questioned Menziwa’s employment by the department.
Take a look at the tweet-
— Lufuno mathoni (@funimamie) February 5, 2019
The viral tweet garnered a storm of reactions on Twitter. While some agreed with Mathoni, others were outraged at the policing. Here are some of the reactions-
Why shld kids wear uniform if teachers are dressed as if they r going to a club? Its a formal profession n needs formal presentable clothes, u can show off yo fency torn jeans n bling to yo peers over da wknd, impressing kids is a sign of being twisted
— Spider from Mars! (@kruder69) February 5, 2019
She has great style, and I’m not policing another woman but this is inappropriate.
— sɔɐɐsı ǝuuʎן-zzoᴚ🇿🇦 (@Rozz_lynne) February 5, 2019
There is nothing wrong with what this woman is wearing. We live in a society where men just sexualize women for no valid reasons. This needs to stop its annoying mos👎🏽😡🥵🤬
— Thabile Zuma (@thabile_zuma) February 5, 2019
Several men spoke in support of the teacher as well.
1. Your kids just need to learn to respect their elders
2. Pretty sure some of the girls at school are impressed/inspired/motivated to see a female teacher looking that good
— Morwa Mapholo (@The_HerbsZ) February 6, 2019
Freedom of choice and freedom of expression. Don’t blame teachers 👩🏫 what kinds know about mapakisha
— Resistance is defence defence in action (@mwmjuleni) February 5, 2019
Then, of course, there was a bit of jest.
This will encourage one to come for extra lessons
— Kholo wa SVR (@snatchgonza) February 5, 2019
Where were teachers like these when I was younger? I wouldn’t have missed one day of schooling, I can’t confirm if my attention in class would have been great though.
— Thabo Mofokeng (@RealMofokeng) February 5, 2019
Having had enough of the flak, Menziwa went live on Instagram to speak out. Here’s what she had to say-
“They are busy hiding behind their profiles, they are so ugly, so enjoy you, you must stop this what you’re doing. I know now I’m famous, everyone knows me, I’m all over the social networks, on radio stations they are talking about me.”
A Twitter user tweeted her video. See for yourself-
This is the hour glass body shaped teacher yall been tweeting about… Please let’s listen to what she has to say 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/44pxK2rIU5
— La’Lace 🇿🇦🙌🏽 (@Lace_VJ) February 7, 2019
She even stated that the kids she teaches are not “perverted”. Furthermore, she pleads to be left alone-
“I’m sick and tired of you. Stop taking pictures [of me] that are trending on social media, stop screen grabbing and sending to me. Please read it for yourselves,” says Lulu.
Alas, she was trolled again. This time for her command over English.
She sounds like the type that texts like… “d u hv ur kidz @ mi skwl…no so stobit”
— Mmarona (@Hlompheezy) February 7, 2019
Am so worried about you ,what you picked was the accent not that Engrish🤦🏿♂️,worried for the kids though
— Ntandoes (@Ntandoes_) February 7, 2019
Maybe she's teaching Zulu language
— milly da Girl (@mmilly320) February 7, 2019
Fortunately, Twitterati did stand up for her-
Y'all just jealous. She doesn't owe anybody good English.
— Goal Digger 🔥 (@Just_MeloYelo) February 7, 2019
Just because she speaks broken English doesn't mean she writes it too.
— UNolaliwasezilalini (@niquita_jones) February 7, 2019
Teachers are human folks, just like the rest of us. Leave the gal be for her sense of style does not dictate her academic prowess!