TV personality Bonang Matheba found her name on the trends list on Wednesday after the star publicly criticised South African Airlines, labelling the carrier "trash".
The trouble started when Bonang took to Twitter to share her disappointment with the food being served on the airline.
@flysaa we don't like the couscous. Also that meal with the stew. Please hey. Also the funny cheese platter what what. Please. https://t.co/9kXxfqEzHF— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) April 18, 2017
The airline cheekily responded to B's complaint saying that no one else had complained about the food.
@bonang_m @flysaa Hi, please note that other passengers enjoyed the meals. #flysaaa_care— FlySAA Care (@flysaa_care) April 18, 2017
Bonang was not amused and hit back at the airline, calling it trash.
@flysaa_care @flysaa Better response would've been-"Sorry. How can we improve our customer service". Trash airline. @flysaa— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) April 18, 2017
Her comments went viral and split Twitter as users rushed to defend Bonang, while some defended SAA.
They made their feelings known through hilarious jokes and memes.
Whoever tweets for @flysaa_care ... I love you. #Bonang pic.twitter.com/pxuF9KF6MK— Masakhane Chilundu (@MasakhaneC) April 19, 2017
Bonang Matheba again acting like everything in South Africa belongs to her. 1)Men.2)Radio https://t.co/ZR9IhNjs92 Arilines. pic.twitter.com/qyRyI4lqJ2— (@Ziniko14) April 19, 2017
Mara Bonang is also a customer so she must not complain when she's not satisfied with the service she's getting? Haibo pic.twitter.com/8qwM5yczDv— Nomfundo Roberto (@iiam_Ndo) April 19, 2017
Bonang has the right to complain. But the response is SAVAGE! pic.twitter.com/JeV1dxpfwb— DKing (@IM_KING_Dee) April 19, 2017
Bonang has every right to complain as a client... she paid for that damn thing... SAA come on now.— IG : Tshemedi (@RealTshemedi) April 19, 2017
Meanwhile, fellow TV personality Lerato Kganyago defended the airline saying that it was trying its best.
@Mthumero lol remember SAA is struggling, they've lost over 10.5 billion over the past years, they honestly trying their level best...— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) April 18, 2017
@Mthumero Even though they may seem dodgy, they still the best Airline in Africa, we obviously can't compare them to countries that LIVE on oil...lol— leratokganyago (@leratokganyago) April 18, 2017