Kenyans are savage. They’re keyboard warriors and of late they’ve been trolling celebrities. Body shaming has become the order of the day on social media and that’s why most celebs rarely post their pics or children’s for fear of being attacked.
Pierra Makena, Jimmy Gait, Akothee, Janet Mbugua and Willis Raburu are easy targets who’ve been trolled severally online. This has forced gospel singer Jimmy Gait to do something to save Kenyans from cyberbullying.
He recently started Hisia Campaign after he was cyberbullied and went into depression. Hisia Campaign is an initiative that is against cyberbullying going by the motto Kabla u-click fikiria.
Well, Pierra Makena was among those who attended the Hisia Campaign and she broke down in tears while narrating what she has gone through in the hands of cyber bullies.
Pierra has been struggling with weight loss after giving birth and she has been cyberbullied over her looks with many insulting her.
“After I gave birth I was going through depression and my weight was not adding up. My doctor insisted that I eat more because I needed to gain weight. I woke up one morning and I was 64 kilograms, you have no idea how that felt. So when somebody posts on social media how I looked terrible with my weight it broke me down,” said Makena
Not so long ago, a Kenyan woman by the name Saumu took to social media to insult Pierra claiming that ‘a fat DJ is a no no’.
“SI KWA UBAYA BUT HONEY YOU TAKING TOO LONG TO GET BACK INTO SHAPE, YOU’RE A ROLE MODEL OUT HERE. GIRLS WILL THINK IT’S OK TO GET A BABY NA WAJIACHILIE. INSTEAD OF BUYING BIGGER SIZE CLOTHES GET YOUR BODY BACK. ALL WITH LOVE. A FAT DJ IS A NO NO LOVE,” READ SAUMU’S COMMENT.
This left the mother of one heartbroken and she says she felt like responding but then, she thought about the consequences.
“So for someone to wake up and say That I look terrible with my new weight, at first I took my phone and hurled insults. I picked all the F-words, N-words and all words that you would never want to use in front of a baby. Them I deleted them. I realized I need to think before I click and ever react to anything.”