JOHANNESBURG- Candice and Lelo two students who have now infamously made their appearance on Phat Joe new love show Highly Inappropriate as part of a ‘skit’ have now cone forward to set the record straight on the assumptions that they are slay queens who travel to Dubai with rich men for money.
Earlier this week Candice and Lelo become a topic of hot conversation after their appearance on the show and those close to them claiming they were living double lives.
Speaking to TshiaLIVE the pair said their lives have been “ruined” by the debacle and claim that they were allegedly misled by the shows producers.
The clip which has since gone viral, shows the girls are talking about getting a boob job as one of their many rewards to a trip to Dubai, one even said they bagged R1 million during a weekend visit to go party with men in Dubai. It was widely shared on social media with many people believing it was a real interview.
Many media outlets published the story but producers of the show have confirmed that the clip was a skit and viewers would only know this if they watch the video from the start.
Lelo said, “People thought the skit was real. They thought that we were going to Dubai and making money by going with men. We are not slay queens, we don’t have sugar daddies and we do not approve of that culture. Our close friends and immediate family know that but their friends and distant family members don’t. This has ruined our lives.”
Candice has said this has affected her personal relationship with her boyfriend, which has since become “rocky”, she said, “When we were approached we were told it was to act in a skit about the culture. To show the dangers of it and spark a conversation. Joe should have made that clear after the segment. He should have come out and made it clear that we were actresses and this was only to bring awareness. I don’t believe that was done. They abused our trust”.
Production manager Luvhuwani Dagada reacting from the girls backlash said, “It was not presented as real. It is clear that this is a skit and the clips on social media were cut during the segment,”
“We are not looking for fame. We just wanted to bring awareness of the blesser culture and now everything is a mess.”
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