- Kgomotso Christopher has weighed in on the debate about Mzansi celebs living beyond their means
- The former Scandal! actress said celebs who live in the affluent Sandton suburb don't represent the majority of Mzansi artists
- The conversation was sparked by TV personality Minnie Dlamini-Jones who suggested that some celebs were living beyond their means
Celebs who live in Sandton, where houses cost up to R9 million, don't represent the majority of Mzansi artists.
This is the view of former Scandal! actress Kgomotso Christopher as she weighed in on the debate sparked by TV personality, Minnie Dlamini-Jones.
Minnie took to social media last week to claim that the lockdown has exposed the entertainment industry as underpaid, undervalued and over-hyped PR stunts.
Minnie also suggested that some people in the entertainment industry live beyond their means.
Kgomotso warned peeps not to confuse hardworking, struggling artists hard done by a tough industry with their "faves".
"Problem is most of the people you see on social media living in Sandton don't represent majority of SA artists. You confuse your faves with hardworking, struggling artists hard done by a tough industry. The majority of which are living within their means in our kasis. Big difference."
When a social media user said the "well off" celebs seemed to be the ones who were complaining the most, Kgomotso pointed out that financial struggles of the industry affected everyone.
"I hear you, hey. Perhaps it's also about who you follow, I've seen poets, writers, producers, filmmakers that hardly post their lifestyles on social media speaking up about their struggles during lockdown. Problem in SA is your 'highly favoured' fave is mistaken for the majority."
Actress, film director and designer Mmabatho Montsho alleged that the industry underpays and exploits artists who lived within their means.
"I hope I’m speaking within context here, but you were also 100% right. Living within means doesn’t negate that underpayment and exploitation are rife in the entertainment industry. Many, many people do live within their means and it's still tough."
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