- Babalwa Mneno has clapped back at her critics after she rocked a wig to the Clicks protests
- The protests are about the discrimination against the natural hair of black people and many felt that Babz should have rocked her natural hair
- The opinionated socialite responded by saying that what she wore on her head did not matter
Babalwa Mneno has responded to the criticism about her wearing a wig to the Clicks protest on Monday, 8 September. The media personality joined fellow EFF members to stand against the retailer after they published an advert labelling African natural hair as “dry and damaged”.
Babalwa shared a picture of herself on her way to join the protests. However, a few social media users were not impressed that the socialite was wearing a weave to a protest about natural hair.
Twitter user TheeWinner said:
"You can't shout black hair is beautiful while you're hiding it under a white hair. You women are unbelievable."
"The irony is that you are going to fight Clicks while WEARING A WIG which is of "Good Hair" that they speak of. The jokes write themselves."
"We wear weaves, wigs and relax our hair but today we want to burn Clicks down for just telling the different types of hair... this is laughable."
Mneno hit back at the critics and said that what she wears is irrelevant in the fight against injustice. She went on to say that she should have worn a blonde wig just to anger the haters.
She further said:
“I can go and fight for anything I want in whatever way I want! What’s important is that I’m fighting!”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Babalwa Mneno was one of the many SA celebs who were gutted over the Clicks TRESemmé black girl hair saga.
Recently, Clicks has become embroiled in a scandal around an advert which was widely perceived as racist, insinuating that black people's hair was dry and damaged. The people of Mzansi were having none of it.
Briefly.co.za saw that Babalwa jumped to show her support to the EFF and many others who demanded Clicks be shut down as a result of this. Sis was not joking when she pledged her support.
Clicks had released an apology for the ad, which they did not create but featured on their website. The company that made the ad is TRESemmé. The incident has gotten the whole country worked up, even the EFF has waded into the fray.
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