Unathi Nkayi, a well-known media personality, recently took to social media to address the rumours surrounding her relationship with the Maxhosa brand. In a video shared on Twitter, Unathi clarified that she isn’t an ambassador for Maxhosa and has never been.
However, what should have been a simple message quickly turned into a storm of criticism and trolling, with netizens focusing on a completely unrelated aspect of Unathi’s appearance – her hands.
During the video, Unathi used hand gestures to emphasize her points, but instead of paying attention to her message, people started commenting on the difference in skin tone between her hands and the rest of her body. Some even went as far as speculating about her age based on the appearance of her hands.
One Twitter user wrote, “Those hands used to throw petrol bombs in the 70s,” while another commented, “The hands shem. Oh… those hands are definitely telling stories.” Yet another user suggested that Unathi’s hands reveal her true age.
You can check the video and the reactions below:
😭😭 sanitisers ruined them
— Sestere McGorgeous🇿🇦 (@LeestacxS) September 16, 2023
Ayingeni yin iMake up ezandleni ??
— Langalibalele Dube (@theReal_Dube) September 16, 2023
She’s wearing gloves too?
— Don Kernel (@TheeKernel) September 15, 2023
Those hands used to throw petrol bombs in the 70s
— Vuka (@VukaKhondlo) September 16, 2023
Wu are hands so dark?
— Phumzile Ngcobo (@f6hzgbgtg4) September 15, 2023
The hands shem. Oh….those hands are definitely telling stories. pic.twitter.com/otsZtdc2R8
— The BlackPanther (@ABlackPanther19) September 16, 2023
Her hands are telling us her real age
— Bongiᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ (@BonganiMichae13) September 15, 2023
— Leviathan (@Abraham_Hamabra) September 15, 2023
One thing about hands… no matter how much you can try to look young
They will always tell your age😭😭
You can see those hands fought for democracy 😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/l6xIrz3rSZ
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) September 15, 2023
Eyy izandla ave zinenkani 😔 https://t.co/OYfyIR8lOf
— 𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝙰𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟾 ✪ (@Life_After_18) September 15, 2023
There’s no make up for hands neh…? https://t.co/tis5mxipxO
— Clem Fandango (@ClemTFandango) September 16, 2023