‘I was really shocked, disappointed and sad’: Motsi Mabuse reveals she was left ‘in tears’ after German tabloid published alleged ‘racial slur’
- The leading German tabloid newspaper posted a photo of her next to the headline: ‘The chocolate didn’t help either’
- The newspaper published the alleged racist slur after the South African ballroom dancer’s guest appearance on a franchise of Simon Cowell’s Got Talent
- It was reported that Motsi did not settle into her temporary role well, as she supposedly clashed with her fellow panelists
- She had signed up at 11am to replace a judge who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Das Supertalent
- The dance professional said she was ‘shocked, sad and disappointed’ after the insulting headline
Motsi Mabuse was left ‘tears’ after the leading German tabloid newspaper posted a photo of her next to the headline ‘The chocolate didn’t help either’ on Friday.
Bild, the publication in question, publicized the alleged racist slur after the South African ballroom dancer’s guest appearance on a Simon Cowell’s Got Talent franchise in her country of residence.
It was reported that the 40-year-old judge hadn’t settled into her temporary role well, as she supposedly clashed with her fellow panelists and the show’s audience.
Heartbreaking: Motsi Mabuse was left ‘tears’ after a German tabloid published an alleged racist slur comparing her to ‘chocolate’ on Friday
It continued to claim that the brunette beauty was mobbed by the crowd after refusing to send home an unpopular contestant, declaring, “You’re bad. I’ll remember your faces.’
She had volunteered to replace a judge who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Das Supertalent at 11 a.m., but Bild reported that the panel “sniped” and talked about each other in what turned out to be a chaotic shoot.
The dance professional said she was “shocked, sad and disappointed” after the insulting headline, which has since been replaced with “Audience left the studio of ‘super talent’ annoyed!”
Deep in thought: Motsi took to Instagram on Saturday to tackle the ordeal head-on in a heartfelt post, which she co-wrote with a solemn photo of herself
Good sport: She signed up at 11 a.m. to replace a judge who tested positive for COVID-19 on Das Supertalent, a production of Simon Cowell’s Got Talent franchise in Germany
She labeled the wording “just racism,” but Timo Lokoschat, Bild’s deputy editor, claimed it only referred to the chocolate bars handed out to “appease the public” during the seven-hour shoot.
He said, ‘We changed it anyway. It was absolutely not meant to hurt anyone.’
Motsi took to Instagram on Saturday to tackle the ordeal head-on in a heartfelt post, which she wrote alongside a solemn photo of herself.
‘After a great photo shoot last night I turned on my phone and was really shocked, after the shock I was extremely disappointed and sad! I’ve had a night full of tears,’ she began.
“This morning I am still sad, but I just want to take the time to thank those of you who supported me yesterday. Thank you so much for not having to do this alone anymore!
‘Thank you for standing up for me right away! I’m not going to explain myself in an attempt to make other people understand what was going on and why I felt a certain way or even justify the emotions.
Disturbing: It was reported that the judge hadn’t settled well in her temporary role on Got Talent, as she supposedly clashed with her fellow panelists and the show’s audience
“I don’t want people telling me how to respond or turning it down!
“Words are important and for some people you know you’ll never be good enough, not because of your qualities or something like that, but because it’s just simple or subtle racism.”
Thank you ladies of the Black woman matter community. Thank you to my friends Alice, Mel, Irina, David and Steffi! I’m okay guys, I’ll keep doing my best to represent….
Tearful: The dancing pro said she was ‘extremely disappointed and sad’ in the post
“No matter how small they try to make you feel. The little eyes that look at me every morning, those little eyes full of love and joy are all that matters.
‘Love Motsi ……………..ps that’s life, people ask you to come and help, you do and at the end of the day you are the [peach emoji, uneasy emoji]…!’ she concluded.
Motsi – who lives in Frankfurt – is not only on the panel for Strictly Come Dancing in the UK, but is also a permanent judge on the German version of the popular show called Let’s Dance.
She was a judge on Das Supertalent in 2011, where she seemed to have a significantly more positive experience.
MailOnline has contacted Bild, Fremantle and RTL for comment.
Happier times: Motsi was a judge on Das Supertalent in 2011, where she seemed to have had a significantly more positive experience