Somizi Mhlongo has found himself at odds with a feared community on social media. The celebrity’s opinions of Black Twitter have not sat well with many and as a result, he’s been added to the lengthy ‘must fall’ list.
Watch: What Somizi said about Black Twitter
Any logical person who listens to Somizi’s criticisms of Black Twitter will understand his point of view. The Metro FM radio host was not speaking against the existence of such an influential community.
Instead, he was advising against the use of the influence to promote pessimism and negatively affect lives. The power of social media is wielded by a large and greatly influential community of black account users.
If it trends on social media, Black Twitter is likely at the forefront of the subject, driving the narrative. In Somizi’s opinion, the negative always outweighs the positive.
These are his thoughts on Black Twitter and the negative impact of the movement.
Social media divided on Somgaga’s criticism
Somizi’s words rang off and reverberated on social media. Some were in denial and chose to drag the celebrity, while others, realising their own complicity to this negative trend, agreed and support the opinions of Somgaga.
What started out as retaliation ended up in an onslaught against those who refused to accept the truth in Somizi’s statement.
Here are some reactions we picked out from Twitter: