“Forgive me for not being the celebrity that you think I should be. I am the mother I want to be,” commented Unathi.
The star has often had to defend herself. A few months ago, Unathi hit back at maskless fans who get offended when she refuses photo opps. She said that with the realities of the coronavirus, it isn't a risk she is willing to take.
“I am noticing an increased tension building with people I have never met who want to engage with me and get offended if I decline when they are not wearing masks in public places. This is the new norm and it is going to be like this for a while.
“Daily, because I come from the Eastern Cape, which is terribly affected, we are receiving news of people dying. As I speak, I must return there tomorrow to bury my gran. My friends are losing their parents, siblings and colleagues, and this is hitting all of us hard.”