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Following her performance at a school function, influencer and YouTuber Cyan Boujee found herself in the center of a storm in a recent incident that has caused tremendous controversy throughout South Africa. When Boujee started twerking, the event—which was supposed to be a motivational session for students—quickly became more intense, drawing harsh criticism from the general public and on social media.

Renowned for her social media presence and her role in past scandals, Cyan Boujee was scheduled for an event that was referred to as a school celebration with other musicians. The criticism was immediate, with many contending that her acts were unsuitable for a school context, even though she defended herself by saying that it was a party atmosphere where such performances were anticipated. Critics contend that she performed in an unworthy manner and set a bad example for the pupils present, particularly when she was performing in front of minors.

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A wider discussion regarding the role of influencers and entertainers in educational settings has been spurred by the occurrence, which has also raised concerns about the suitability of particular cultural expressions in these settings. Critics have expressed their worries on social media sites like Twitter and in the comments sections of local news publications. Some have called for stricter screening procedures and rules for school performances in order to stop incidents like this from happening again.


Apart from the initial negative response, this incident has sparked conversations on the impact of influencers and celebrities on the youth in South Africa. With social media becoming an ever-more-important part of young people’s lives, this incident highlights the necessity for educational settings to strike a careful balance between preserving decorum and providing enjoyment.

It will be interesting to watch how this incident plays out in terms of Cyan Boujee’s career and the larger discussion surrounding entertainment practices in schools. The incident draws attention to the continued difficulties educators and entertainers face in navigating the complexity of the digital world, where it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between appropriate and harmful content.

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