- Ntsiki Mazwai is not really impressed with Thuso Mbedu's new role in The Underground Railroad
- The poet thinks that Africans only get roles in America if they are playing slaves, much to her dismay
- Ntsiki believes that Africans accepting these roles fall under "cooning" and she wants it to end
Mzansi celebrity Ntsiki Mazwai is not one to mince her words and finds herself throwing shade from time to time. This time, Ntsiki took to social media to give her opinion about the casting choices in American productions and what it takes for an African to make it there.
"To be accepted as an actor in America, you have to play the slave. Basically cooning," said Ntsiki.
Ntsiki didn't specifically point out who she was talking about but social media users made the assumption that she was talking about Thuso Mbedu's latest role in The Underground Railroad.
Thuso's character Cora is a slave in the Amazon series. Mzansi is amped for Thuso but Ntsiki doesn't seem to be convinced by celebrities getting roles overseas, she feels that they have to be 'coons' to get a chance to shine in the US.
Check out the reactions to Ntsiki's tweet on social media below:
"Mara she is telling the truth."
"Ayy it’s heartbreaking, the only thing we’re good for is pain and suffering."
"But kakade Hannah, Black Americans don't have their own stories, except slave stories."
"This tweet says 'I'm jealous'."
In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Thuso Mbedu celebrated bagging her first-ever magazine cover in the US. Mzansi actress Thuso Mbedu is having a great time in America and is celebrating a new milestone in her career.
She's been featured in a magazine in the country before but now she's going to be the covergirl - something she's proud of. Taking to social media, Thuso spoke about how happy she was to be in Emmy Magazine. She made a beautiful post with snaps from the magazine to show her fans.
"My first U.S cover on Emmy Magazine! To tell you that I bawled like a baby when I saw that “Faith, Hope, Love” some know that it’s the tattoo that’s on my collar bone but not many know why," said Thuso.
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