Kabomo reflects on stigma against black men after lady refuses help

Kabomo reflects on stigma against black men after lady refuses help

Kabomo was left very upset recently after stereotypes around South African men prevented him from lending assistance to a woman in need last Sunday.

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The actor and musician was caught in the storm that hit Johannesburg over the weekend and wanted to offer shelter for the many others left stranded around him.

He offered a lady a lift, but she refused. This left the artiste reflecting on how negative stigma on Black men had been the reason for the woman’s refusal.

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He took to social media to voice his reflections.

If there was ever a reason to hate being a black South African man, for me it is tonight. It is dark outside. It is raining. I see a lady being rained on hard. Now, if I stop and offer her a lift, I am bringing fear to her.
Because if a black man stops for a sister at night, it means that she is risking herself of being murdered or raped or being burnt alive. I can't even stop for a sister because I know what that means.

He added that he was glad that the woman put her safety first, but it was under unfortunate circumstances.

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Other celebrities, including Moneoa and Unathi, weighed in on his comments, with both of them sympathising with their fellow industry peer.

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The woman’s cautious behaviour may well have to do with the character Kabomo plays on the TV soapie Rhythm City.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that the musician and actor was getting all kinds of heat in the streets of his character’s behaviour.

Kabomo’s character, Robert, abused people on the show. According to Kabomo, the role is an emotional one and has changed the way people look at him.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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