Simphiwe Dana has received the support of fellow celebrities like Bonang Matheba for berating South African men on social media.
Why is cancel culture after Simphiwe Dana?
Something must’ve perturbed the 40-year-old Afro musician for her to go for the jugular in attacking Mzansi men. It’s not clear who or what disturbed Simphiwe Dana but seemingly out of the blue, she tweeted:
The singer put the blame on the subservient women who are often blinded by love in allowing gold-digging men to use them.
“They ask for free Uber rides. You buy them airtime, pay their rent. They’re driving your car. Using your bank card. And you’re paying all the bills. Shameless. Still have the audacity to go out there and say they’re taking care of you. That you a gold digger. They’re not paying maintenance.”
Social media calls for the axing of Dana’s career
Of course, these sentiments were not received well. Simphiwe Dana has been responding to the backlash since she posted the rant on Sunday evening.
One responder accused Dana of being ignorant for characterising South African men as gold diggers.
“On average, women date men who earn equal or above them, while men date women who earn equal or below them. Characterizing South African men as “gold diggers” shows some level of ignorance,” they wrote.
The singer did not hold back her tongue in clapping back to the backlash, even going as far as quoting a tweet with “I just love how SA men, with their short ugly selves, have such audacity.”
These are some of the reactions to Dana’s tweet accusing South African men of being gold diggers: