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Thuso Mbedu tweet causes furore – Why social media wants her cancelled

Andile Sicetsha - 06.05.2021

Thuso Mbedu was forced to delete a tweet to MacG. Was this warranted? – Here’s our take:

Thuso Mbedu, once a darling in the eyes of many, has fallen victim to the furore of social media cancel cuture.

Thuso Mbedu faces cancel culture for tweeting Mac G

The budding actress whose rise to fame was propelled, in some part, by Academy Award winner Viola Davis, has found herself at odds with an online community and all of this is over a tweet she posted.

The since-deleted tweet was a dab at renowned podder Mac G. In it, Mbedu thanked the podcaster for including her in a segment on the most recent episode of Podcast and Chill with Mac G.

Except, she may have not realised that on social media, Mac G is cancelled for his refusal to accept accountability for his transphobic comments.

Sponsors and guests of the show have come and gone as a result of the pressures applied by cancel culture, on anyone associated with a public figure that has used his platform, on numerous occasions, to drive derogatory narratives about the LGBTQA+ community.

Mbedu was the latest celebrity to feel the wrath of Mac G’s naysayers. The 29-year-old quickly deleted the tweet and issued a response to the backlash:

Was the furore warranted? This subjective question has divided opinion on social media. Here are some of the reactions we’ve picked out: