It goes without saying that Pearl Thusi is one of the most talented and versatile celebrates in SA but the real question is would she be the successful ‘it’ girl of Mzansi if her skin was a few shades darker.
Pearl is trending today because of her Behind The Story interview with Khanyi Mbau where she broke down because her success if linked to the subject of colorism whereas she’s worked hard to be where she is.
“I work very hard for what I have, and if my light skin is going to help feed my kids and that’s what you wanna believe, then it’s fine! But I’m exhausted”
Here is the Video;
— Mandla Gingirikani (@mandlamZA) October 14, 2020
Tweeps where quick to point out the irony of the situation because Pearl is expressing her frustrations related to her allegedly being favored for gigs because she yellow bone to Khanyi who has spend thousands of Rands to change the color of her skin.
Other’s were sympathetic to Pearl’s break down as this has been an ongoing topic on twitter leading to her being cyberbullied by the masses, and although she put’s up a brave face, it does affect her emotionally.
The verdict is still out if weather or not her her light skin may have given her an advantage in the industry, but what we do know is that we love us some Pearl Thusi.
Here are some Reactions;
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
Khanyi… Mbau…. Interviewing… Pearl.. Thusi… About… Colourism? pic.twitter.com/hrLqxl6T5J
— Malome Katli (@KeKatli) October 15, 2020
Khanyi Mbau is literally sitting across from her with bleached skin because she’s trying to meet the beauty ideals of an industry Pearl claims doesn’t care if she’s lightskinned.
How is she not getting it?
— Sisa (@Titanbaddie) October 15, 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
What a tricky setup…imagine denying the privileges that come with being light skinned in the entertainment industry to someone who lightened their skin for those very privileges. https://t.co/B1RsdnoufY
— Noxolo Madonsela (@Noxxcee) October 15, 2020