- Actress Celeste Ntuli has blasted women who depend on men for money
- The Isibaya actress urged women to get rid of the "mentality" of wanting money from a guy
- Celeste also told her Instagram followers that lobola is part of her culture which must be embraced fully
Actress Celeste Ntuli has blasted women who depend on men for money. Celeste has urged women to get rid of the mentality of wanting money from men.
The comedienne took to Instagram and shared a post about a woman who suggested that men must "normalise" asking women for their account numbers before asking for their cellphone numbers.
Another woman who commented on the post Celeste shared urged women to be independent.
The Isibaya actress captioned her repost:
"Conversations we must be ready to have!!"
The star's post sparked debate with some of her followers saying abuse is often not about money but self-respect.
"Yes, that’s true, but we must get rid of the mentality of wanting money from a man."
One of her followers, neo_leano, asked whether the practice of lobola was still relevant nowadays. Celeste said that's part of her culture which must be embraced fully.
"You are pushing it!! Lobola comes after you have met and spent some time with someone that you love.
"Culture must remain culture, it is like a ring on the white wedding. All we need to do is to cut the white wedding because it’s not our culture and it is costly. A traditional wedding is still a wedding."
Social media user, penny_mag, agreed with Celeste and urged women to "normalise" independence.
"Men also have pressures just like we as women do. We must learn to normalise independence and only get to relationships for love. Some women are really demanding and very needy and pushy when it comes to money in relationships."
Briefly.co.za has reported that Celeste and actress Phindile Gwala hit Toronto earlier this year to promote their latest film. Their movie, Looking For Love, showcased at the Toronto Film Festival.
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