- A tweep came under fire for a tweet about ‘Uzalo’ actors Owethu Zulu and Simphiwe Nxumalo
- He asked other users to retweet if they thought that the actors were beautiful
- Other tweeps slammed him for treating the two actors differently from the others and singling out albinos in general
‘Uzalo’ recently added two albino actors to their cast to highlight the issues that many people living with albinism face in Mzansi, while fans of the show are loving the new actors, a disagreement broke out on Twitter after a picture of the actors was posted on social media.
Simphiwe Nxumelo and Owethu Zulu have been praised for their roles on ‘Uzalo’ and for helping to break the stigma that the body parts of people who have albinism are somehow lucky.
Briefly.co.za previously learned that Simphiwe was excited to take on the role so that he can reach a broader audience to help get his message across.
At the end of the day, he says that his skin lacks melanin and that makes himself and other albinos no different from anyone else.
Earlier this week, a tweet emerged asking for social media users to retweet if they think that Owethu and Simphiwe are beautiful, but this divided tweeps.
Some users felt that by singling out the two actors, they were treating them differently from any other actor on the show.
The tweep responded to some of the comments on the post by saying that he wasn’t referring to Owethu and Simphiwe specifically, he was talking about albinos in general, however other users felt he could have then chosen a different picture.
Some people agreed with the post as it received over 6 000 retweets, however another tweep pointed out that by retweeting, you are saying that they are different from everyone else because they are getting special attention.
A tweep also pointed out that they found the post as an insult to the actors because others were being asked to judge Owethu and Simphiwe on their physical appearance, something that the show and the actors are trying so hard to fight
Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.
To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.
Watch the animated video and head over to Briefly South Africa’s Youtube channel for more.