Backlash: Pearl Thusi is tired of being picked on for her light skin

Backlash: Pearl Thusi is tired of being picked on for her light skin

- Mzansi actress Pearl Thusi has opened up on the bullying she has received from people for having light skin

- Pearl said that she has experienced teasing from a young age because she did not grow up around light-skinned people

- The media personality said that she worked too hard for people to say that she gets jobs because of her complexion

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Pearl Thusi says that she's had enough of the hate. The Queen Sono star opened up to MacG on his podcast about the bullying she experienced as a little girl for her skin colour. Pearl has spoken about colourism in the past but she has now decided to expand on it further.

During her interview, Pearl said that the backlash she has received for colourism online runs a lot deeper. She said that she has been discriminated for being light-skinned since she was a child.

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“I used to burn my skin when I was a child for people to stop teasing me. I didn't grow up around other light-skinned people," said Pearl.

Pearl said that she believes that she has worked hard and it upsets her when people say that she gets jobs because of her light complexion.

Backlash: Pearl Thusi is tired of being picked on for her light skin

Pearl Thusi says that she has been bullied for being light-skinned since she was a young girl. Image: @PearlThusi
Source: Twitter

Pearl also hit back at her Twitter critics and said that people are just upset because she doesn't conform to the norms of Black Twitter.

“You can't say all I have is purely because of something I can't change and expect me to accept that. You can't! That's rude! I am going to defend my work," she said.

The actress said that she worked hard to get to where she is and she has slept in parking lots before because she was too tired to drive back home.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Pearl Thusi opened up on why her relationship with Robert Marawa ended. Pearl Thusi recently got candid about her relationship and breakup with sports journalist and media personality, Robert Marawa.

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The star was a guest on Mac G's Podcast and Chill and the two chatted about multiple topics but she answered openly when the host inquired about her relationship with Robert.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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