When socialite Babalwa Mneno took to Twitter to ask SA celebs to drop paying gigs, it was not well-received by Super Mega, AKA.
Mneno asked celebs to stand up against some social ills in society, because according to Barbz, the country is in trouble.
Barbz's tweet divided many social media users. Some felt she was asking too much, while others agreed with her.
Her tweet said:
"I beg all SA celebrities to wake up and drop whatever sports, TV, radio, acting, influencer, singing, designer job and take a stand for once. Speak truth to matter. Our country is in trouble and your silence isn't helping. Stop being cowards. Stand up and speak up."
But, one celeb who didn't agree was AKA.
In a reply to Barbz, AKA said:
"The people have told us to shut up and stick to music."
@asskay replied to AKA's tweet by saying:
"I also think the need for them to speak is because, during campaigning dances for votes for whatever party they support, they are very vocal. So the communities will obviously need them to stick to that VOLUME LEVEL even DURING these bad times. My 2cent opinion"
Briefly.co.za gathered that Barbz didn't reply to AKA's tweet, but she did reply to another person, saying that for celebs to ignore burning issues was 'disgusting behaviour.'
Sergio_B clapped back hard at Barbz:
"Huh!!!! What's the problem now...CR is rebuilding the country...what are you on about now??? Barbs....with all due respect ..running the country is completely different from slaying and rocking Brazilian and Peruvian hairs."
Siphiwe 'Phiri' Gumede stood up for Barbz though:
"They're not like abo Brenda Fassie, Lucky Dube, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Johnny Creg, Yvonne Chakachaka, Chicco Twala etc... our new generation of celebrities are plain cowards these people they're living in a better environment unlike the legends I just mention."
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