SA Celebs Behind Pearl Thusi As She Stands Against Xenophobia. As public figures, celebrities’ words carry much weight that of ordinary people. Henceforth when the likes of Pearl Thusi talk about issues of national interest, they carry weight.
The media personality, actress and businesswoman has been boldly speaking against crimes done against black people on a daily basis. In one recent tweet, Pearl expressed that she vehemently stands against the killing of foreign African nationals in South Africa.
Her tweet did not sit well with a lot of people, who said she is speaking from a position of privilege. A #PearlThusiMustFall trended on Twitter, where Pearl was dragged and called all sorts of names.
There are other celebrities who were bold enough to support Pearl on her view. Although some like Julius Malema only liked and retweeted her statement, there are others who actually said something on the matter. Lebo Mashile, Emtee and Makgotso M are among those personalities who defended Pearl against trolls.