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Imran Omar Appetite group closed to public but why? Image source: Facebook

As the proverb goes, if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen the saying shares a universal truth. In the case of Imran Omar it certainly is getting hot and ‘thitha’ in the Appetite kitchen. Even Gordon Ramsay would skip a visit!

#DURBAN: Social media users are accustomed to watching Aunty Sheila appear in that very same position that Theshen Naicker occupied on Friday in a viral video. Yesterday was different – Theshen Naicker for the first time sat down as himself to talk about the alleged attack.

As with any of Naicker’s viral videos, he captures the attention of his audience with his personality and charm whether he is himself or his alter-ego, Aunty Sheila.

There was no shrilly ‘Vanakkam darlings, Aunty Sheila here!‘ to welcome fans to another episode of ‘Lets Talk With Aunty Sheila’ on Friday. Naicker posted this video to talk about a series of issues apart from the alleged attack.

He (Naicker) opened up in a heartfelt video, as we watched it there was a deathly silence that hovered around everyone. It was noticeable that Naicker struggled to keep his composure, he looked terrified as he spoke of the incident.

But the show must go on in this case, Naicker in his tell-all video gave his version of events of how he was allegedly attacked by Durban foodie, Imran Omar.

Who exactly is Imran Omar and what is this Appetite group?

Imran Omar is the admin of a Facebook Group titled ‘Appetite‘ which is home to approximately 250 thousand users. The Facebook group is a community of users who engage and dialogue over food posts BUT where there are user generated content, this is moderated.

Imran Omar and the Appetite Group which Indian Spice is blocked from viewing along with 15 thousand other users. Go figure!
Imran Omar and the Appetite Group which Indian Spice is blocked from viewing along with 15 thousand other users. Go figure!

The admins of the group, Omar and his wife, Kelly Jade moderate content where users promote brands and/or their own products.

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In some instances users have been banned from the group for violating that sacred rule.

According to Omar, he has approximately 15 thousand users banned from the page. It is no surprise to find that Indian Spice has been banned from viewing the group as well since we started reporting on Omar vs Naicker.

Theshen Naicker video goes viral instantly

Since the video was published on Facebook & Instagram, social media users find it hard to believe that Theshen Naicker is lying. What does Naicker gain out lying about something as serious as this?

The video post has been shared thousands of times, with message and comments from across the globe in support of Naicker.

You can visit this link to watch the video but before you do see what is being said on social media.

Here’s what is being said on social media?

Some of the brands associated with Imran Omar’s Appetite facebook group have declined to comment at current. Some businesses are considering to protect their business interests whilst others are undecided on their future with Appetite.

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