- South African international singer Tyla's race has sparked controversy in the US regarding how she is classified in Mzansi
- This followed after the word 'coloured' was slammed by a Twitter user saying the term was offensive
- South Africans are disagreeing with the American view of things, saying the racial grouping is a symbol of her heritage
Americans refuse to classify Tyla as coloured
Award-winning comedian Dillian Ollifant reposted the source of the heated debate with a video explaining that being coloured symbolised the Water hitmaker's core of existence.
"In America, it is. You are free to call her whatever you wish, but she will not be called 'coloured' HERE. I am not even saying this out of malice or spite. That is just a fact that you're gonna have to accept."
Check out the thread below:
Social media users debate Tyla's racial identity
South African Twitter users defended Tyla's race in the heated debate with the Americans and said:
"According to them, what is coloured?"
"It’s a derogative term according to their history so now the world must also align with their struggles, mxm!"
"If you don't want to be black in America, don't expect to profit off black people's support in America."
@IzweWarren was frustrated:
"Like we don't use the 'n' word here... Why is that hard to understand?"
"Even a darker-skinned person identifies as coloured in SA. The term coloured lost its meaning. I thought coloured is a mixture of black with white, surnames don't make a person mixed."
@nellaf21 applauded Dillian:
"Best response. Salute, masekind."
@EllsTerritory was annoyed:
"Who made them the experts of all things black?"
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Source: Briefly News