- Pearl Thusi recently posted photos on Twitter which caused an outcry about her "blackface"
- Bonnie Mbuli spoke out against the photoshoot, labelling it distateful
- Pearl has received support as well as condemnation on Twitter
Bonnie Mbuli has lashed out at Pearl Thusi's "blackface" photoshoot which had many people condemning what they saw as Pearl's deliberate attempt to undermine black people.
Bonnie labelled the shoot "distasteful", and told Twitter that it would never be acceptable.
Pearl shared the photos in which she'd been painted a darker colour in a tweet which was received by Twitter with mixed feelings.
The pictures angered many, who accused her of undermining colourism, and the seriousness of blackface discrimination, Briefly.co.za learned.
The initial image of Pearl‚ which she has revealed was part of the photoshoot‚ was posted by the actress on International Women's Day.
The term black-face refers to a non-black person painting themselves black, which has serious repercussions.
Pearl has responded by saying that she's been treated to comments about her light skin for years, but has always been discouraged from speaking out about it.
Fans of the actress have defended her, saying that the photoshoot was never meant to be derogatory.
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