With the Survivor SA final arriving on MNet this Thursday evening, the last thing they need is the negative attention aroused by Tevin Naidu.
As a competitor in this latest series of the reality series, Naidu was the sixth person to vote out of the show. The young Durban doctor had earned many fans after a two-month stay in the Philippines.
Survivor SA competitor in hot water for Instagram posts
However, a little appreciated caption of photos turned some backers against him. After uploading a photo of her next to model Pelisha Somiah, her supporting comment did not go too well:
"Find someone who looks at you as I look at her (like a molester who found her his next victim). "
Needless to say, his words shocked some social media users, who felt his comparison was completely deaf to the struggles faced by real victims of sexual abuse.
Tevin Naidu: What are your apologies?
Naidu Since then he has put his Instagram page on private after the reaction to his upload. He also apologized through the photo sharing platform and accepted his post " unpleasant and offensive "
"To all those concerned and offended by my post on social media directly or indirectly, I would like to publish formal apology to all of you My post was jokingly and unfortunately made up – it lacked sensitivity, it was completely disgusting and offensive. "
" Harassment is clearly not a problem to mix with humor and I understand that lack of judgment and error on my part has offended many people and I am really sorry for this. "
The reality TV star has ended her apology asking forgiveness to all the South Africans. MNet, which transmits Survivor SA will issue a statement on the topic later Thursday. Naidu is also present in the program The Bachelor of the channel, but it remains to be seen whether he will retain that role.