Bonnie Mbuli has strong opinions over Pearl Thusi’s “black face” photoshoot which caused a raging debate on Twitter.
In the wake of the debate Bonnie did not mince her words when she labelled the shoot “distasteful”.
Pearl shared a string of pictures from a photoshoot in which she was painted a darker complexion.
The pictures angered darker complexion women but the actress didn’t seem to care about the commentary.
And here’s the whole collection… to limit having to struggle via strolling on my super hero ish. ❤️🌍👑
Angeke ngizwe ngani. 😂 pic.twitter.com/xnbodqCDy4
— PEARL THUSI (@PearlThusi) March 8, 2018
The initial image of Pearl, which she has revealed was part photoshoot, was posted by the actress on international women’s day.
The term black-face refers to a non-black person painting a black face on, however Twitter felt Pearl was blatantly disregarding the issue of colourism. Even though it immediately raised some red flags for many tweeps, Pearl responded to all the “hate” by posting more pictures.
Bonnie was just not having it and made her thoughts clearly known:
Blackface will never be palatable,I don’t care who is “rocking it” ,go argue with your concealer !
— Bonnie Mbuli (@BonnieMbuli) March 9, 2018
It’s hugely problematic, Colourism has economic and social implications that run real deep,blackface will never be cute,artistic or creative!!! https://t.co/nt4JrJT9Dp
— Bonnie Mbuli (@BonnieMbuli) March 11, 2018
Other people also joined the chorus.
I know you are Black & you might think Black Face is only effective when it’s looked at from a racial perspective but can we please not forget that colorism is a thing, a thing within our Black community. I am not only offended by this, I am disgusted.
— Musa Nkone (@priddyrad) March 10, 2018
HERES AN IMAGE OF PEARL THUSI DOING BLACK FACE
HERES AN IMAGE OF ANOTHER PULBIC FIGURE BEING MAD DISRESPECTFUL
HERES AN IMAGE OF ANOTHER SO CALLED ROLE MODEL DISCREDITING US BLACK WOMAN
HERES ANOTHER IMAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHERS CHOOSING TO ONLY ACKNOWLEDGE LIGHT SKINS @PearlThusi https://t.co/2K0SncQ61k
— Sine Funani (@SineFunani) March 9, 2018