- Pearl Thusi revealed in an interview that she was teased as a child due to her light skin complexion
- This drove her to take desperate measures to avoid being bullied at school
- Social media users were divided over her statements and shared their opinions on the matter
South Africans woke up to their Twitter feeds being inundated with tweets about Pearl Thusi and interview she had with Lebo Mathosa in which she revealed that she was teased for her light skin complexion.
This resulted in her taking drastic action and even trying to burn her skin to avoid being teased over her light complexion.
This ignited a debate on social media over Pearl Thusi and social norms in society.
She believes that her skin complexion caused her to lose out on opportunities and as a child she wished her skin was darker.
Here is what Mzansi had to say about her:
"Pearl Thusi MaraWeary face People have media qualifications and yet don't even know what it's like to be on TV. Here she is irritating us in 2021 with her light-skinned conspiracy theories about being sidelined. You are famous and you've been on TV and still get endorsement deals."
"Whenever an influencer is about to bag an international campaign they'll say something offside so that they trend on Twitter. Thickleeyonce, Mihlali, Pearl Thusi & Anele Mdoda have all done this. I think when they trend they show international sponsors just how relevant they are."
"Pearl Thusi just misrepresents us SO much. I recognise the privilege of my colour I also live the hate that comes with it. Just hated by 10 dark-skinned girls automatically cos I’m light, receiving poor service cos I’m light. It happens oldy enough."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Pearl Thusi is fighting back the trolls that constantly attack her on social media. She recently showed that she can also bare her fangs when a social media user came for her about Nigeria. Our neighbouring country has banned flights from South Africa due to the new coronavirus variant found in this country.
One social media user commented and said that the ban would only affect Bonang and Pearl Thusi as they are the only people who go to that country.
Pearl Thusi did not mince her words when she responded to the hater, prompting huge response from social media users.
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