FHM Models 2011 Winner Jessica Leandra dos Santos on Friday caused a furore on Twitter by posting derogatory tweets using racist language. Here’s what she tweeted:

“Just, well took on a on arrogant and disrespectful kaffir inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have”

When confronted by disbelieving followers she first replied with:

@Hypress @jesslevitt Tweeted with anger after an incident last night. Forget it pls, I dnt stand still against sexual harassment, thats all.”

And later with:

“Would u all stop! These are the kinds of people that land up raping young girls of our country! I wasn't going to let him get away with it.”

Some of the responses from outraged tweeters include:

@Mpum_mpum  @JoziGoddess Because the only people that rape are black, right? "Kaffirs" as she calls them.

@chiefntshingila The thing with words, is we use the words we are familiar with. Which to me says she is familiar with the word 'kaffir' @jessicaleandra

@JoziGoddess: Miss @JessicaLeandra is also the brand ambassador for Quick Trim. Kim K wont like this anti-blackness.

@DeepFriedMan Dilemma of the day: How do I unfollow @JessicaLeandra if I'm not following her in the first place?

@paulyberk You can fight abuse of women with the judicious use of the word 'kaffir'. Like a superpower. Just ask this FHM poppie @jessicaleandra


Jessica Leandra dos Santos has issued an apology.

Another tweet from the model has surfaced in which she tweets about "rude African monkeys"

FHM has stripped her of her title as the FHM Modelbook 2011 winner.

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