South Africans have been watching as Uncle Waffles, a popular influencer and Amapiano DJ, faces intense trolling from Americans after she was featured in a promotional video for Icebox.
In the video, she says, “Make sure you come get your ice, same way I’m coming to get my ice at Icebox dot com.”
The comment section of the video has been filled with vile remarks, targeting her weave, teeth, and overall appearance.
Uncle Waffles has been trending since then, and South Africans are having a field day, enjoying the situation.
However, some South Africans argue that they can’t defend her, especially after she revealed in her BET nomination submission that she is from Swaziland.
This revelation didn’t sit well with many South Africans, who believe that they played a significant role in her career success by supporting her.
South Africa I know you’re upset with the Swaziland story but we can’t have Americans bully our girl like this
— lerato 🩰 (@otarelthe1st) June 21, 2023
On social media, tweets mocking Uncle Waffles and expressing disappointment have gone viral.
One tweet humorously states, “Not you guys saying 15 Swaziland people must defend Uncle Waffles 😭😭😭” Another tweet jokingly mentions that their king switches off their phones at 19:00 pm.
If Uncle Waffles was a South African we were gonna ask Bonang to borrow her quality weaves
But after she got nominated abroad she told us straight that iNtlitiyo yakhe ishaya Tigi Tigi 🇸🇿… 😭😭👐
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) June 22, 2023
South Africans are slowly becoming obsessed with Swaziland ever since Uncle Waffles got nominated.
We get it now, focus on load shedding
— 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐆𝐘𝐀𝐋༒ (@TheGyal_) June 22, 2023
South Africans watching uncle waffles get coocked 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/bbOkbiWtFS
— TWAR____SA® 🇿🇦 (@TwaRSA26) June 22, 2023
The Americans are bullying Uncle Waffles ku Instagram
— Doir (@KelvinMomo24) June 21, 2023
The reactions from South Africans demonstrate a shift in their support for Uncle Waffles, as they seem to have turned their backs on her amid the trolling and her nationality revelation.
She has since removed the clip from her Instagram account.