A picture recently went viral on social media in which Dineo Ranaka seems to be flirting with Tebogo Thobejane, and it is sending heat waves across Mzansi.
The radio personality has been enjoying close ties with MacG, so she was a recent guest on Podcast and Chill. As the host of a new podcast, City Girls With Tebogo Thobejane, which falls under the umbrella of Podcast and Chill, Tebogo is part of the package.
In the picture that went viral, the two ladies are up on stage at a recent event they both graced. They are facing each other, and Dineo has her hand firmly gripping Tebogo’s ample behind. Although we cannot see Tebogo’s face from that angle, Dineo is smiling broadly and they seem to be having a merry time.
The picture was posted on Podcast and Chill’s Instagram page, and fans have gone wild with it. Their caption was hilarious too. “Women supporting women 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🚀, “ they wrote.
Fans have drawn immediate conclusions from the picture. Of course there are those who found the caption hilarious, and agreed that whilst it was a rather unconventional form of “support”, it was cute to see them support each other.
But others have taken it more seriously, and drawn implications from it. One suggested that Dineo is quite the flirt, being all risque with Tebogo like that. Another cautioned that we may take these things as a joke, but something odd is going on with Dineo and maybe we need to be looking out for her instead.
We hardly think it was that serious, though. I mean, they were probably just having a good time, and there is nothing more to the picture than two friends who are just very comfortable with each other and a little bit naughty. But who are we to say for sure, right?
Dineo recently cautioned that she does not want people looking up to her too much. She said that sometimes, when people look up to her, it feels like they are expecting perfection from her.
It is too much pressure to have people scrutinise everything you do and to want to be like you. She is only human, she said, so she would appreciate the luxury to just be herself and make her mistakes without the pressure of risking disappointing those who think of her as a role model.
Perhaps we can all empathise with her cry here. Being human is a privilege we should all get to enjoy – messy and confusing as it may be most of the time.