- Actress Mogau Motlhatswi has called out the #ManAreTrash hashtag for dividing black people
- The Skeem Saam actress said that there are good men in this world and the hashtag can make people forget that
- Her post got mixed reactions from social media users; while some thanked her for her views, others were unimpressed
Skeem Saam's Mogau Motlhatswi has split Mzansi with her recent comments about men amid the gender-based violence pandemic in the country. She said that the #MenAreTrash hashtag was not fair because not all men are to blame.
The actress, who plays Mapitsi in the hit show, shared her thoughts on social media. She made it clear that she was not undermining anyone else's opinion with her stance. Motlhatswi said that the hashtag was meant to turn black women against black men. She warned black women to not write off all black men.
Her posts received a lot of backlash from many women and forced the actress to clarify what she meant.
"All I’m saying is take the time to look at the good men around you even though they might not be perfect."
She begged women to not let the bad men block out the good men who do exist.
"Black people won’t win any fight without each other. Let’s start reminding ourselves of that cold fact."
Her post still garnered mixed reactions from social media users. Instagram user lizalise43 said:
"But sisi even white men do these kinds of acts too but the media hides them... Oscar is a very good example... Don't only focus on one race."
"Yoooh haiii sisi it's not easy... firstly how do we identify the good ones?"
"As a man I would like to say thank you... And hope people understand what you wrote."
"Divide and conquer... there are many red flags."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Anele Mdoda called on government to take gender-based violence seriously. The star said it needs to be given the same attention as the coronavirus pandemic. Anele noted how quickly government shut the country down when Covid-19 hit.
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