EFF slams True Love magazine over Lerato Kganyago pictures

EFF slams True Love magazine over Lerato Kganyago pictures

Jun 01, 2016, 05:19 PM

EFF slams True Love magazine over Lerato Kganyago cover

The EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) are not happy with True Love magazine.

This comes after the mag's decision to release unedited pictures of Lerato Kganyago, who is their June cover girl. 

After the radio and TV personality took to social media to share that she wasn't pleased with the cover due to too much Photoshop, the women's mag shared original pictures from the shoot, comparing them to the ones that were featured in the magazine. 

A lot of people, including Bonang Matheba, were not impressed and took to social media to slam True Love. 

Now politicians have decided to share their opinion. In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said : "What True Love magazine did with the body of Lerato Kganyago is not different to what colonialists did with the body of Saartjie Baartman. Saartjie Baartman’s body was displayed as a freak show for white people to come and observe in entertainment and at times for scientific marvel." 

He said the mag not only disrespected Lerato, but all black women whose bodies are never respected. 

"Publicly shaming black bodies is to shame the very essence of the black nation whose existence is only possible because of black women bodies. We condemn True Love as anti-black racists and as an anti-black women magazine." 

Mbuyiseni continued: "We hope that the owners of Naspers will act on the editor for this reckless, racist and anti-black women decision and offer a comprehensive public apology to Lerato Kganyago and all black women." 

Image credit: Instagram 

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