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Lesego Tlhabi On The Role She Lost Because of Her Weight and The Struggles Curvy Women Face In The Industry

Lesego Tlhabi On The Role She Lost Because of Her Weight and The Struggles Curvy Women Face In The Industry. It goes without saying that the showbiz industry is very brutal. Having talent or the right training doesn’t always mean one will prosper. In some cases, how you look is taken into consideration.

Take for example, the debates that go on Twitter about colourism. Some people argue that, light skinned personalities like Pearl Thusi have a higher chance of getting gigs than their dark skin toned peers. Even those with a fair complexion complain that some gigs, more so acting roles, are reserved for those with dark skin.

On the other hand, there is the weight issue. One celebrity who always have to dodge bullets about her weight is Thick Leeyonce. The plus size model and influencer, always takes her haters hands on, and has given confidence to many people with body image issues. Today is just one of those sad days, where Thick Leeyonce once again has to be dragged for embracing her size. Those with slim figures somewhat feel attacked.

Jumping in on the debate is Lesego Tlhabi. The writer and comedian, best known for creating the character Coconut Kelz spoke about her struggles as a curvaceous woman. According to her, she sadly lost a big role last year, because of her size.

Even after graduating, Lesego wasn’t confident enough to believe she can make it, because she was constantly reminded that her weight was a stumbling block. Just like many people who are judged by their appearance, Lesego had to work harder to prove herself.

Almost ALL my career obstacles have been because the world is violently fatphobic despite some of these movements. Even when a fat girl gets space onscreen it’s almost never as the romantic love interest, she’s got to be sassy and funny sidekick,” she said.

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