"Somehow I don’t blame them. It is the same thing I would do if I met Mr Bean. I will laugh and do all those things."
Speaking to SowetanLIVE's sister publication TshisaLIVE last year, Leshole said the problem came when people thought they owned him and told him what to do, as if he isn't a human being.
He recounted a time when his character pretended to be someone else online, a practice called catfishing, and he was reprimanded for it by fans in real life.
"They would come to me and shout at me. They would tell me how to behave and tell me what I was doing wasn't right. They don't mean harm, they are just excited. But something needs to be done to educate people. They need to know what happens on TV isn't real."