Social media influencer Mihlali Ndamase was not impressed when she was asked by a follower not to comment on the Black Lives Matter movement or the death of black people.
Mihlali did not mince her words when she hit back at the follower who direct messaged (DM'd) her.
Millions of people around the world have lent their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement that has been trending worldwide since the murder of an unarmed African American man, George Floyd, and when Mihlali took to her Instagram to do the same, one of her followers issued her a warning.
According to the follower, Mihlali was jeopardising her opportunities to make money by being vocal about social matters.
“I will not be silent about the killing of my people. Where one door closes many will open, so if any brand does not want to be associated with me after this so be it, at least I will lose 'a bag' knowing that I wasn't silent during this time, because silence will not protect us,” she said.
Mihlali made it clear that she also didn't want to be associated with any brand that would see a problem with her using her platform to speak up for black lives to be valued. She said if she was ever dropped for taking a stand, then it would be a matter of “good riddance to bad rubbish”.
She added that being silent at a time like this would be a personal regret.
“I would hate to look back and recall only posting aesthetics when my people were being killed and treated unfairly. So do not tell me about being quiet,” she said.
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