Pearl Thusi goes public again about the hate she’s received for being light-skinned, and it got her burst into tears while interviewing Khanyi Mbau on Behind The Story on BET.
“Because they are light-skinned that’s why they are where they are. Yes, there are privileges, but let’s also look around who’s giving those privileges to them and why they exist in the first place.
“You can’t take those people because they are easy to abuse and they’re in your community and they are accessible and they say, ‘Yes because you’re light-skinned she thinks she’s better’. No, let’s go back to the source on why we have an identity crisis and why we look different and why we are the way we are.”
Pearl said she works hard for her success, which isn’t influenced by her skin colour. Hence, she needs people to let her live her life, as she can’t change her colour.
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I can’t believe that Pearl is sitting there crying to a black woman who’s had her skin bleached because she wanted society to treat her better about how colourism does not exist 💀 https://t.co/VXznKr8Q44
— a girlie. (@awodwa_m) October 14, 2020
What pearl dis is absolutely unprofessional tbh. As a host you can’t hijack someone’s episode like that.
— Busisiwe Skhosana (@MsManager_) October 15, 2020
Pearl Thusi simply refuses to be reflexive and engage with other people’s reality without centering herself. If she’s crying about being asked to be sensitive about colourism, what must dark skinned women who have a whole system against them do about her privileged tears?
— Nosipho Makhakhe (@NosiphoMakhakhe) October 15, 2020
The more you understand yourself, the more silence there is, the healthier you are. —Maxime Lagacé