- Mzansi media personality Pearl Thusi found herself in hot water yet again
- The actress was accused of defending MacG, who has been charged with transphobia by the Twitter court
- Some felt that Pearl's silence was a loud response to the drama
Pearl Thusi was once again trending for rubbing people up the wrong way. The media personality came under fire when it appeared that she took the side of Podcast host MacG.
Mac has been accused of peddling transphobic content after a recent clip of his show was share online. Pearl found herself catching strays when social media users noticed that she was liking tweets from people who were agreeing with Mac.
One social media user noticed and called out Pearl.
The user said:
“Hi @PearlThusi Is there any specific reason you're liking and Retweeting tweets defending MacG's transphobic and homophobic content? As someone who should be aware that she has a large queer audience and followers, I'd just like to know where you stand on this topic?"
Social media users had mixed reactions to the post. Twitter user LesediNzimande said:
“Y’all literally dragging Pearl for liking a tweet ?”
“So wanting people to educate other people about homophobia is homophobic..and pointing out that they cut out an important part of the podcast just so they can push thier agenda is homophobic..damn guess I'm homophobic”
“Never the audience. Her friends are queers, her stylists, her makeup artists, her PR managers are queers. I don’t know how many times she’s been at the Feather Awards claiming her allyship for LGBTQIAP+ community. She makes me soo sick”
“And she has people from the community in her squad yet here we are! This is why I cannot vibe with majority of these celebrities and their actions. Dammit Pearl!”
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that MacG has been trending on social media following his latest podcast where he discussed some sensitive issues about the LGBTQI community. Some social media users are currently dragging the media personality while others are defending him.
The sponsors of Podcast and Chill with MacG have decided to terminate their relationship with MacG with immediate effect. The company took to Twitter on Tuesday, 26 January and shared a statement distancing itself from the podcast's discussion of the LGBTQI community. old Mutual said in a statement:
"We distance ourselves from the harmful commentary against the LGBTQI community and humanity at large."
Old Mutual went on to say that MacG's commentary was both ignorant and insensitive.
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