The fireworks, used as part of the Diwali celebration, seem to get attention every year as the noise from the fireworks seemingly upsets some people and also affects some pets.
The comments posted by the local Ballito girl on Facebook got a strong repsonse and had people finding companies and other associations on Facebook that were linked in some way or another to her, and posted opinions about the now removed post. Sadly the point itself, which was about the inappropriate nature of the comment made, has got lost in personal or defamatory comments about the individual. Some of the responses are in themselves hate speech and goes to show that personal opinions about religous celebrations, people, politics and other sensative points are best left off Facebook or Twitter.
As a contestant of Miss Ballito in the past year, the The Rotary Club of Zimbali and the Miss Ballito Pageant had to issue a comment disassociating itself from any personal views or comments made by any person/s whatsoever as the competitions page had angry individuals looking for some sort of reaction to the post. Another local business received 14 posts on their page relating to the girl in question and the businesses previous association with her.
We hope that people learn from this unfortunate incident which has left people angry and frustrated and still looking for a way to vent their frustrations.
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