SA Opera Singer Pretty Yende Opens Up About Being Mistreated by Police in Paris

SA Opera Singer Pretty Yende Opens Up About Being Mistreated by Police in Paris

  • Pretty Yende went off on a trip to Paris which she thought would go well but it ended in a nightmare
  • The opera singer claims that she was not treated properly by the police in Paris and it was because of her race
  • Social media users commented with their thoughts on what happened and some people are thoroughly unimpressed

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South African soprano singer Pretty Yende anticipated that she would be on a relatively non-eventful visit to France this week, where she starred in Bellini's La Sonnambula. However, Yende was taken-aback when she landed at Paris' main airport on Monday.

The French authorities informed her that she lacked the necessary documentation to enter the country.

"I felt stripped of my human dignity. It was absolutely uncomfortable," she said, according to a report by The New York Times.

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Pretty Yende has spoken out about a terrible incident she went through with French police at the airport. Image: @pretty_yende_official
Source: Instagram

Yende resorted to social media to recount her story, claiming that she was “stripped and searched like a criminal offender” for more than two hours. She says that the police told her not to remove her clothes and kept her in the cold, dark room without explanation.

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Social media users had similar opinions on what happened to Pretty. Check out the reactions below:

@BackwardsOr said:

"In the end, all it took was a phonecall from the opera director. How freaking backwards does the once-respected French security appear here?!"

@ROBERTMREA commented:

"Despite this shameful humiliating and racist treatment @PrettyYende delivered an amazing performance on stage yesterday. A fabulous artist!"

@DavidLy76926407 said:

"As the earth falls further into despair."

Amanda Black blames the Covid-19 situation in SA on corruption

In other news about entertainment celebs addressing contentious issues, Briefly News reported that Amanda Black blamed the severity of the pandemic on corruption. South Africa is currently grappling with the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Mzansi singer and songwriter Amanda Black has weighed in with her thoughts about the rising infection rate. Taking to social media, Black shared:

“We are still in this pandemic because of corruption. That’s the truth.”

Her post went viral on the platform as many Mzansi social media users weighed in with their thoughts on the subject.

Source: Briefly News

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