Pearl Thusi Admits That She’s Problematic And Messy
Media personality Pearl Thusi has publicly admitted that she’s messy, problematic and confusing. The “Queen Sono” star is no stranger to getting Mzansi angry about her hot takes and posts.
Taking to Twitter recently, Thusi said: “I’m definitely messy, problematic, confusing etc … but I’m human. I work on myself constantly, consistently and persistently. I love that about me.”
I’m definitely messy, problematic, confusing etc… but I’m human.
I work on myself constantly, consistently and persistently.
I love that about me. 💙
— #QueenSono (@PearlThusi) November 21, 2020
In the most recent incident, the star was called out for her views on colorism. Last year, Thusi and former “Afternoon Express” host Bonnie Mbuli got into a heated war over how opportunities for black actress differ depending on whether you are dark or light skinned.
The “Behind The Story” host took a defensive attitude after Mbuli posted: “So when a light-skinned actress complains about 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 in the thing, ppl who look like u have never had to be in that position to begin with.”
To which Thusi responded: “You have absolutely no clue which other parts I didn’t get but because it makes you feel better to believe my acting career is working out only because I’m light-skinned. And for someone who survived depression and wrote a book about it you sure love spreading negativity”.