‘Am­mara’ in sex tape hoax

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

A SEX tape, star­ring a woman with caramel skin bear­ing a strik­ing re­sem­blance to mu­si­cian Am­mara Brown, has been mak­ing the rounds on­line.

In the pho­tos and video, a light skinned woman who looks like Am­mara is seen with a man, romp­ing on a bed.

Many WhatsApp groups and per­sonal chats were yes­ter­day buzzing with re­quests from fel­low users re­quest­ing for the al­leged sex tape.

There­after, pic­tures of what looked like a naked Am­mara in var­i­ous sex po­si­tions with a man started cir­cu­lat­ing.

Heated de­bates en­sued on so­cial me­dia sites, with one side be­liev­ing the woman fea­tured on the sex tape was Am­mara while oth­ers said it was a look alike.

When the 20-minute long video started cir­cu­lat­ing, it added fuel to the al­ready heated de­bates with both sides of the ar­gu­ment say­ing the video ce­mented their ar­gu­ments.

In so­lid­i­fy­ing their point of view, some users re­searched the ori­gin of the sex tape and found out it was up­loaded on­line about four years ago and was that of an Amer­i­can porn star named Amari Har­ri­son.

Am­mara’s man­ager, Tsungi Zvobgo, said Am­mara was un­moved by the cir­cu­la­tion of the al­leged sex tape.

“Am­mara has seen the sex tape and it’s not her. These are some of the haz­ards of be­ing a celebrity.

“Un­for­tu­nately, when some­body is work­ing hard and do­ing very well, some peo­ple will be look­ing for ways of tar­nish­ing their im­age.

“I hope that this won’t dam­age her ca­reer at least be­cause peo­ple have been smart to re­alise that it’s not her on the video, but a looka­like.

“How­ever, Am­mara is very oc­cu­pied now as she’s fly­ing out later this week for a per­for­mance at the Zim Achiev­ers awards in Dal­las, Texas on Satur­day,” said Zvobgo.

It has be­come a com­mon hobby for Zim­bab­weans to pub­licly shame lo­cal celebri­ties with hoax sex tapes and nudes so much that the coun­try comes to a stand­still ar­gu­ing about the au­then­tic­ity of the lurid im­ages.

The same vigour and verve in de­bat­ing hap­pened when an­other al­leged sex tape of Harare busi­ness­man Tazvi “Chief J” Mhaka’s wife Ruby emerged on so­cial me­dia last week.

Sim­i­lar to Am­mara, a woman who looked like Ruby was be­ing in­ti­mate with a man peo­ple said was Chief J’s gar­dener.

Many were adamant that the woman fea­tured was Ruby un­til it later emerged that it was a look alike, an­other porn star from Amer­ica.

On­line spoof sites (a web­site us­ing hoaxes with the in­ten­tion of mis­lead­ing read­ers to get hits) have be­come the main driv­ers of these sex tapes that the pub­lic gob­ble up as hunger stricken an­i­mals, shar­ing them as much as they can.

San­dra Nde­bele, dur­ing the peak of her mu­si­cal ca­reer, also suf­fered the same fate with an al­leged sex tape leak­ing which at the end of the day proved to be a hoax.

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