This is going to sound outrageous but Helen Zille and Tyrese Gibson have one thing in common: They both fail dismally at articulating their thoughts on social media.
Okay, forget about Godzille for now. American actor and singer Tyrese has found himself at the bitter end of South Africa’s ire.
Why is Mzansi getting Tyrese the f*** outta here?
I’m sure you’re thinking, the last person South Africa would be targeting — in times where we care more about lynching gender-based abusers and killers — is Tyrese.
Well, he sure did not help himself by staying out of our way with the post he published on Instagram.
Big Ty posted a collage showing an artistic expression of black power. In these images, you see the latter exhibited in powerful visuals featuring black slave owners, madames and white children fawning over black Barbie dolls.
For a black person posting these images — as outrageous as they are — I’m certain the reaction would have come from elsewhere if he had not claimed in his caption that what’s depicted is “what’s going on in South Africa.”
In the grand scheme of things, Mzansi might not be the loudest Vuvuzela in raising awareness to B.S but we sure do know how to ruffle feathers; and boy, did they check Tyrese.
His apology will leave you gobsmacked
Before he deleted the post, Big Ty took the time to try and articulate himself. In response to the backlash, Tyrese explained that he was merely using the artistic expression to highlight the fact that in South Africa, black people hold power over whites.
Not only was this distasteful, but it was also just… unwarranted.