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Sarah Langa sparks outrage over ‘pretty girl privilege’ comments [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 06.06.2021

Sarah Langa’s old comments about ‘pretty girl privilege’ have not sat well with many who only saw a snippet of wht was an insightful conversation.

Famed public persona Sarah Langa found herself at the backend of outrage after an old clip of her sharing views on ‘pretty girl privilege’ resurfaced on social media.

Watch: Sarah Langa talks ‘pretty girl privilege’

The video footage that’s gone viral was a short snippet taken from Festive Get-Together in The Life Artois, a branded series where singer and Idols SA judge Unathi Nkayi hosts in-depth conversations with people of interest.

This episode, featuring Langa and Kefilwe Mabote, was the second instalment of the series that aired in December 2020, and the ladies touched on a number of topics, ranging from the intricacies of life in the public eye; their dealings in business; and misconceptions about beauty.

The latter is where Langa’s comments on ‘pretty girl privilege’ stemmed from, and as poignant of a point she may have made about how attractive women generally have it easy, it didn’t sit well with many.

Here’s the snippet that’s had social media in an uproar all weekend:

For a better understanding of the discussion the ladies had, here is the full episode of Festive Get-together in The Life Artois:

Social media divided on Langa’s comments

For many viewers who had probably only seen the snippet shared on Twitter, Langa’s comments were not welcomed, let alone Nkayi’s unwillingness to challenge her views.

These were some of the reactions we picked out from social media.