Pearl Thusi’s comment on Khanyi Mbau & Lasizwe’s dead father outraged fans
Pearl Thusi’s comment onKhanyi Mbau & Lasizwe’s dead father outraged fans
South African media personality, Pearl Thusi, has come under attack for appearing to be insensitive to the passing of Khanyi Mbau’s father. In response to a post made by Khanyi announcing the funeral details for her and Lasizwe’s father Menzi Mcunu today, 22 September 2020, Pearl casually commented, “Hectic”.
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Her comment caused pandemonium on the post, with many accusing her of being heartless and cold. Refiloe Mamashila questioned her on her choice of words, responding to her comment with, “Why hectic though!!!! Couldn’t you employ a special word…”. Many ordered for Pearl to delete her comment because it seemed to steal focus from the difficult time Khanyi and her brother, Lasizwe are currently facing. After being inundated with messages, Pearl responded within the thread of angry commenters.
She stated, “I interviewed Khanyi a couple of weeks ago and that we spoke of her father quite intensely. this is often often why on behalf of me this is hectic. My father died this year. Hectic. such a lot is occurring and that i care about Khanyi… she knows what we’ve discussed. But you’ll all carry on…”. Her message didn’t seem to appease Khanyi’s followers, who felt that she could have responded during a more sympathetic way. Pearl followed up with, “I have Khanyi’s number. I don’t got to perform for you here.”
Others believed that Pearl shouldn’t have brought in her own experience of losing her father into the post, and commenced labelling her as narcissistic and a spotlight seeking. Miss Khumalo responded with, “why does one always need to relate to everything everyone posts shuuu be it achievements or what something sad wena you usually need to add your own experiences khona khona lapho. pitying your loss but this is often not about you write your own post and that we shall send you condolences accordingly manje we still comforting uKhanyisile”.
Despite the various requests to get rid of her seemingly inappropriate comment, Pearl has yet to delete her response, causing for to top the trends list on Twitter.