Former Scandal! actress Gabisile Tshabalala has lambasted the #DeadPose trend, calling it "the devil's work". 

The trend has dominated Twitter over the last few days, as users posted images of themselves "dead" in a variety of ways.
As images of people being impaled on a fence and drowning in rivers filled timelines, actress Gabisile took to Instagram to slam the fad.
Posting a collage of images from the trend, Gabisile wrote: "I don't know who or what started this, but I don't find it funny nor understand how or why it's trending".
She went on to label the trend as "the devil's work" and prayed for mercy.
"This is nothing but the devil's work. Lord have mercy on us because we don't know what we're doing!" she wrote.
Speaking to TimesLIVE , psychologist Mara Zanella from the SA Depression and Anxiety Group called on people to exercise caution and warned of the effects the trend may have on people who view or participate in it.
"People use humour as a coping mechanism but fail to understand the seriousness behind these images. You can't control people's voices and what they deem as funny but they need to practise caution and consider others. People make fun of suicide and depression but this often derives from a lack of knowledge," Zanella said.