If you’ve seen Sonia Booth, a cheating scandal and a cheesecake circulating the internet lately without any context, here’s what’s gone down and why a cheesecake was brought into the batter.
Sonia Booth, an author, blogger, former model and Miss SA runner-up has released an investigative series on social media unofficially titled ‘The Receipts.’ Its goal? To expose (with the conviction of a hard news reporter) the alleged cheating scandal ensued by her husband, soccer star Matthew Booth, with the public seated in the front row.
Sonia detailed how she’d discovered the alleged infidelity, and she’s giving veteran journalists a run for their money; sharing that she hired a private investigator, holds bank receipts, utilised a car tracker and of course, solved the cheesecake puzzle.
— The Black Pearl (@masondoma) November 7, 2022
Sonia’s ‘fact file’ in putting the puzzle together skimped on nothing. The cheesecake chapter says it all:
“2 weeks ago I noticed cheesecake ingredients in the fridge and the boys got excited. On the 3rd of Nov (the eve of Nate’s bday) @matthewboothza bakes…at night, I was fast asleep already. In the morning we all got excited salivating over the cheesecake thinking it was for Nate’s bday,” she wrote.
“Imagine our shock and surprise when it disappeared from our fridge, the entire cake, not even a taste nor 3 slices nyana for me, N & N. We laughed and felt sorry for ourselves.”
Sonia later revealed that the alleged mistress had received the cheesecake, shared it with her own husband and had the Tupperware too.
Messing with a South African’s Tupperware? Territory that should never be charted.
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Should cheating be revealed on social media?
Cheating revelations and allegations in the digital age are messy by nature. And numerous keyboard warriors will waste no time in sharing opinions on how they should be handled (as if there were just one acceptable blueprint).
Many will say it’s an empowering move. Others argue its inverse.
Naturally then, The South African jury has been divided on the Booth investigations.
Some have applauded Sonia’s deeply investigative approach. Others have expressed that the matter didn’t need to be blasted on the internet.
Twitter weighs in
“The reason you find Sonia’s approach wrong is [because] men benefit from women being silent/silenced,” wrote a Twitter user. “You want women to take on shame and hurt men put them through privately, but keep their hero status publicly. If women could speak on their experiences, the internet would stop working,” one user expressed.
“Sonia Booth is one of the most unproblematic people on this app, she posts about golf and that’s it. Do you know how hurt [she must] be for her to post all this online? Stop being judgmental, you don’t know how you would handle being cheated on,” shared another.
“South African journalists can learn a lot from Sonia Booth,” was another top comment.
Some users apologised to Sonia for the emotional turmoil as a whole.
“I am sorry. Nothing erodes one from the inside such as cheating. The betrayal. Self-esteem + self-confidence issues. The trust issues. Psychological issue such as oversensitivity, jealousy, possessiveness, insecurities, anxiety, depression. I am sorry.”
“Cheating is such a vile word. We call it ‘baking cheesecake’ now,” another decided.
As for Sonia, the woman of the hour has clarified that she was Sonia before Booth – even changing her Twitter handle to make it known.
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