Pearl Thusi says EFF is “misrepresenting us all as savages”

Written by on January 15, 2018

South African television personality has taken to Twitter to respond to the recent EFF protests against H&M, only to be told that she is a “slave of these companies.”

Commenting on a tweet by EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, which stated that “Every single racist institution is will be visited by the red brigade to ensure there are consequences to any denigration of the black race,” Pearl wrote: “So instead of fighting at their level you’re just going to vandalize stores and establishments? Spread violence and fear? Oh, ok. Just misrepresent us all as savages then.”

One user replied saying: “Pearl are slaves of these companies, she is defending her master (Sic).”

Another spoke of Pearl and her “privilege.”

“Of course it’s not representing you, and your Privilege. Busy being the gate keepers of racist capitalists with always responding with modesty to derogatory terms,” the user wrote.

The EFF’s recent protests and trashing of H&M stores at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Tshwane, Clearwater Mall in Johannesburg, Sandton City and Mall of Africa have divided South Africans.

Some firmly support the movement while others are appalled by it.

The protests follow an ad by H&M which featured a black child in a green hoodie with the print: “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”.

A woman, believed to be the mother of the boy, responded to claims of racism, saying that people need to stop crying wolf.

 

Image credit: (Pearl Thusi)


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