Ntsiki Mazwai returns to her former self and criticizes Pearl’s skin
Outspoken South African musician Ntsiki Mazwai has taken a dig at Pearl Thusi on how she wont to burn her skin.
Taking to Tweeter in response to admissions made by Queen Sono actress Pearl Thusi on Mac G’s podcast on how she wont to burn her skin to affect the teasing she endured as a light-weight skin amongst her darker friends, Mazwai wrote;
“I wanted to ask…. What method did Pearl Thusi use to burn her skin???”
Twitter users were quick to note tensions brewing, perhaps she trying to awaken the meat they settled a while ago.
In the interview with Mac G, the actress talked about colorism and her thoughts on light skin privilege. She revealed that growing up, she was the sole light-skinned person in her group, and was often teased and bullied for being different.
When asked if she wished she was darker-skinned, she said she wont to burn her skin as a toddler due to the teasing.
“Uh, I wont to like burn my skin once I was a child to prevent the teasing,” Thusi told Mac G.
The conversation was sparked by a previous incident experienced by Thusi on the controversial topic of colorism and lightweight skin privilege on Twitter.
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In 2019, the Quantico star was called out by Tweeps who said the rationale she was a successful actress was her light skin and not her talent.
Rhythm City actress Bonnie Mbuli, whom Thusi said she considered an older sister, joined the heated colorism conversation on Twitter. The tweet that has since been removed read:
“So when a light-skinned actress complains abt the one or two roles they didn’t get coz they weren’t dark enuf; I’m like but the part ur crying abt was being the slave who gets raped and beat up within the thing, ppl who appear as if u haven’t had to be there in a position to start with.”
On the Podcast with Mac G, the actress cleared up the difficulty , saying that she wasn’t saying colourism wasn’t a thing; the purpose she was making was that being told she was only successful due to her complexion wasn’t fair. She added this had mentioned her childhood issues around complexion and had made her emotional.
She then added:
“They want someone to be upset with, people need someone to be a villain in their story and when you’ve been the chosen one to be the villain, sometimes you’ve just need to accept that and keep walking.”
“My journey has been a stimulating one and at some point I’ll tell it, but I’m so exhausted defending what i’m and who i’m ,” she added.
The podcast episode covered quite colourism, but also Queen Sono, the loss of Thusi’s father, depression and therefore the US.
Watch it here: