- Busiswa took to Twitter to criticise The Queen for its portrayal of issues of gender-based violence
- The hitmaker specifically referred to the storyline of the character of 'Gigi Zulu' and said that it missed the mark in the way it displayed violence against women
- Busiswa went on to say that the writers of the show were clearly too disconnected from the issues to meaningfully portray them
Busiswa took to Twitter to call out the show The Queen for the way it portrayed gender-based violence in one of its recent episodes.
Busiswa was referring to the character of 'Gigi Zulu' experiencing a sexual assault and said that both the assault and the way the storyline progressed after it completely missed the mark.
The singer said that the show's writers were clearly neither women nor victims because of how disconnected the storyline was from the issues it was trying to portray.
Busiswa's fans added their opinions to her take, with one saying:
@maddagift: "True..#TheQueenMzansi missed this one"
And another reply tweeting that it was not handled carefully enough by simply stating:
@zimkhitha4: "It was rushed"
Busiswa emphasised how the show had missed an important opportunity in shedding light on an issue that plagues South Africa daily by writing:
"No one is crying or talking or inspired or informed or moved by your storylines on rape & abuse"
Briefly.co.za reported on Busiswa previously opening up about her own harrowing experiences of gender-based violence and posting a video to social media about the topic.
Busiswa has taken to social media to open up about being abused by two of her ex-boyfriends. The musician took to Instagram on Monday night to share a three-part video series where she speaks about being abused in her last two relationships.
The star shared that she was in two abusive relationships between 2013 and 2019. She shared that she has been abused physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially. Busiswa shared that she was allegedly abused by Sfiso Mazibuko and her baby daddy Katlego Mlangeni.
She expressed that she shared her story because she wanted to help women out who might find themselves in a similar situation.
"I'm not making this video to speak about these two individuals. I'm making this video to talk about gender-based violence but also to talk to women and girls who have or may ever find themselves in those situations."
She told all women going through gender-based violence that it is not their fault.
"I'm here to say to ladies who are in abusive relationships or who'll ever come across that situation, God forbid. You can't. It's not your place, it's not your responsibility, it's not your job to change an abuser."
Mzansi celebs, especially women, took to Busiswa's comment section to share their thoughts on her revelation. Check out some of their comments below:
Nhlanhla Nciza said: "You are so brave, you are strength personified mbokodo. We love and appreciate you for doing this queen, it could not have been easy. May God continue to heal you."
Lusanda Mbane wrote: "You are a Queen. Through this recording, many Queens whose crowns were falling, will straighten them and begin to walk tall. Thank you for leading the way. I love you."
Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani said: "Thank you Queen for this. Love you. May God continue to bless you and cover you and your son."
Nigerian singer Niniola added: "You know I love you."
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