- Simphiwe 'Simz' Ngema took to social media to express her views on people doing good deeds and filming themselves doing them
- The star posted a quotation on Instagram credited to Jim Carrey about performing charity for the sake of people watching it
- Simz said she didn't approve of the way it seemed peeps were doing good deeds for the sake of likes
Simphiwe 'Simz' Ngema took to social media to express her frustrations at people doing charity for the sake of likes on their videos. The star posted on Instagram to say she agrees with a Jim Carrey quote about performative good deeds.
The quotation that Simz posted was attributed to American comedian Jim Carrey and went: "Imagine struggling with being homeless and someone comes with a camera in your face to give you a meal and you have to take it... Imagine that feeling. Please stop doing that. If you go help someone, do it with kindness and not with your ego."
The actress captioned the post saying that the quote was something she believed in with all her heart and urged her followers to stop participating in filmed acts of kindness. She also mentioned that everyone deserves human dignity.
Some of Simz' followers agreed wholeheartedly with her stance and took to the comments to say so:
@zethiza: "True, if you really need to take a picture for "inspiration". You are more than welcomed to snap a picture of yourself dishing up or something. I always find it as bad taste to show the poor person accepting help/gifts"
@amanda_m.t: "WHY the camera when helping the poor? I hate that so much.....coz to me its like you are not only doing it out of kindness but for praises, to boldify your name and to be noticed...Arg that disgusts me"
In other celeb-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Pearl Thusi joking about the snack struggles of lockdown and Priyanka Chopra commented that she felt them too.
Pearl Thusi showed that she is all of us during 2020. The star took to Instagram to post a video showing the struggles of self-control when it comes to snacks. Pearl acted out a little skit of her attempting to resist the temptation to eat some unhealthy snacks. The actress then gives in as the video cuts to a shot of her eating what looks like a dessert.
Mzansi identified all too well with the scenario, but they weren't the only ones. Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra said that she totally understood what Pearl was saying as she commented: "too accurate" on the post. The two stars worked together on Season 2 of the series Quantico.
2020 lockdown has meant many people are working from home and unable to attend outside activities, which also means more boredom and more opportunities to eat unnecessary calories
The Queen Sono star added to the hysterics with her words, saying "Me: Getting ready for Summer... Imma be so snatched... I'm so disciplined right now." Following with a shot of her eating dessert and a caption exclaiming: "But what if I die?" Everybody's been there.
Pearl's lighthearted video struck a chord with many followers as they mentioned in the comments:
@mg_slang: "Someone bought me 10 custard slices for my birthday. I'm still detoxing." @queenashlove: "Me every day eating cookies I have no business eating."
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