The recent Date My Family episode has set a high bar, following an awesome bachelorette featured, 29-year-old Rey from Johannesburg. Meanwhile the bachelors and their families went as far as saying Ray was not what they had expected. Black Twitter was left in stitches with her bubbly personality and wisdom.
Many viewers have previously expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction over Mzansi Magicâ€
People who know their story don’t ask the “what do you do for a living question”.
Wow Rey made my heart warm inside, not even once did she ask if the guys had cars, etc#DateMyFamily
â€” Ms_GuptaðŸ‡¿ðŸ‡¦ (@African_Spring) March 11, 2018
However, Rey won peopleâ€
Ray is beautiful, wise and has an amazing personality! ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ #DateMyFamily
â€” Boity Thulo (@Boity) March 11, 2018
â€” #T’challa (@Surebar_47) March 11, 2018
Date My family has been popular for its highlights and moments from different episodes and people have shared general jokes around it. But with this recent episode, some people went as far as judging Rey on her body weight and derogatory memes started making rounds on Twitter. This behaviour has been condemned by people who deemed it to be body shaming and distasteful. Rey might have projected her confidence properly on the show but some people still found a way to bash her for her plus-sized body.
â€” APEX (@APEXworld_) March 11, 2018
â€” Ms. Aphane (@ntubby011) March 11, 2018
Although the bachelors were reluctant at first because they had different expectations of who Rey was, the date at the end of the show was a successful one.
â€” ðŸ‘‘uNdlunkulu (@uNdlunkulu_Xoli) March 11, 2018
This was one of the best dates on #DateMyFamily
Sometimes you need to look past your *type* and open your mind to other possibilities.
â€” Sukoluhle Nyathi (@SueNyathi) March 11, 2018
Among people who were amused by the hurtful and distasteful slurs made about reyâ€
I pray that one day we will stop body shaming each other as women #DateMyFamily
â€” Sebe Nyambose (@NyamboseSebe) March 11, 2018