Pearl Thusi discusses why people don't want to address colourism

Pearl Thusi discusses why people don't want to address colourism

- Pearl Thusi has shared what she thinks about the colourism issue in South Africa

- She was involved in a heated debate with Bonnie Mbuli that prompted her to reconsider her social media presence

- Recently, she said people in SA just aren't ready to talk about the matter

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A few months ago, Pearl Thusi and Bonnie Mbuli got into a bit of a twar over the colourism issue in Mzansi.

Pearl spoke up about dealing with discrimination because of how light she is, and it sparked quite the debate.

Now, during an interview with True Love magazine, the actress shared why she feels the matter isn't being taken seriously in SA

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"Colonialism and apartheid were successful in their quest, because to this day we're still fighting each other. People aren't ready to have the colourism conversation - and that means listening and not waiting for the next person to finish so you can respond."

Briefly.co.za learnt that Pearl said until the country is actually ready, she'd prefer to do something about the issue rather than just be part of another fruitless topic that trends on social media.

She added that until Mzansi was ready, she'd rather do something tangible about coloursim than turn it into a fruitless, trending topic.

She did comment about it on her Twitter account recently though, perhaps as a way of showing remorse about how things went down between her and Bonnie.

"Guys, we can't fix the problem by doing what you're accusing the other person of ... Let's be kind to each other ... Please."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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