Social media unhappy with 'white boy' gifting petrol attendant bicycle

Social media unhappy with 'white boy' gifting petrol attendant bicycle

Last week a story went viral of a young boy who gifted his 'favourite' petrol attendant a new bicycle.

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On Friday, reported about a young boy who befriended a petrol attendant and decided he wanted to gift his new friend a bicycle.

The 10-year-old boy was allegedly saving up for a holiday with his mother but instead used the funds to purchase a bicycle for the petrol attendant.

The story was mostly received positively in South Africa and people were inspired by their friendship.

However, not everyone saw the kind gesture in a positive light and some social media users slammed it online.

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A Twitter user, who was identified as @_BlackProtector, slammed the story and said the boy can keep his bicycle.

"Is this really the South Africa we want? Where black people are permanently disempowered. A grown black man must accept gifts from a young white boy who has never worked a day in his life but is already wealthier than him. Keep the bicycle, Give us our land," she wrote.

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She went on to add: "Some people refuse to acknowledge that our past of colonialism, apartheid & dispossession informs everything about our present condition. You cannot view SA society in isolation of its past, Properly analysed. You will then see how power & privilege has manifested itself in a gift."

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Source: Briefly News

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