- South African actress Pearl Thusi excited over Sam Smith’s retweet
- Pearl Thusi is known for her role in the series the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
- Pearl was so excited at the retweet that she gave an acceptance speech
Pearl Thusi, South African actress, model, radio, and television personality, known for her portrayal of Patricia Kopong in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency couldn't contain her excitement at Sam Smith’s retweet.
So happy was the star, that she gave an acceptance speech of the special honour.
No stranger to dramatic moments, Briefly.co.za recounted her state of the nation address in our article Dear white friends: Pearl Thusi put on her crown and gave her state of the nation address . In the article, Pearl went on this tangent after she was touch by a TV insert about Vicki Momberg. She took it upon herself to put on her crown and address the masses like the Queen that she is. Pearl directly addresses her ‘white friends’ and straightened something’s out. Here is the advice that she gave.
1. There is NEVER a reason to use the K-word, no matter what context you use it in.
"To all my Caucasian friends. I love you so dearly. Please don't do that (call someone the K-Word). I love you so much and I never want to have to defend that mess. Don't call anyone the K-word. No black person uses the K-word. We don't care how angry anyone is, there is no excuse for using that word. Please don't let your friends use it either."
2. See what is in front of you, your privilege is not gone.
"Also I hope that my Caucasian friends, you are not only aware of the privilege you have but that you make sure that it does not take away from other people."
3. Be realistic and accept that racism is a real thing
"Also being racists does not mean hating black people, not at this stage of the game. Now, this is reside. Now we have to fix the issue. It is also about saying that systematically black people can't get the same opportunity or privilege that I am getting. You are not aware of your privilege because they are just that, your privilege, so we have to just watch.
With ‘pearls” of wisdom like these, it’s no wonder the star is receiving retweets from the likes of Sam.
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