Media personality Pearl Thusi was dragged on Twitter after she defended foreign nationals.
The "Queen Sono" star found herself at the top of the trends list with the #PearlThusiMustFall beating Ciara and Terry Crews after she said that killing African nationals that reside in South Africa is something she would never defend.
"Killing African nationals that reside in South Africa is something I will never defend. Defending borders drawn by colonizers will never be something I limit myself with", she tweeted. She ended the tweet with the hashtag, #IamAnAfrican
— #QueenSono (@PearlThusi)
Within minutes many Twitter users found the tweet offensive and attacked the "Catching Feelings" actress for her thoughts.
Some felt that Pearl was stirring the pot by tweeting about something that has not happened in a long time while others said she needed to put the needs of South Africans first.
Although many chastised her, the timeline seemed divided with many defending Mama Panther.
See reactions below:
Saying that SAns are killing Africans when there hasn't been any killing is actually stirring up this notion that SAns are xenophobic when all they are doing is fighting for the government to do their job and keep their promises to those who voted them into power.
— Veron 🗯 (@djetsi_man) June 7, 2020
No one is gonna kill your boyfriend but all we asking is for South African government to #PutSouthAfricansFirst
Just stay in ur lane sfebe!!!
— King WangaLove👑 (@KingWangalove) June 7, 2020
%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/PearlThusiMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PearlThusiMustFall pic.twitter.com/gUJiVA8DWZ
— Kagi. (@Kagiso025)
%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/PearlThusiMustFall?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PearlThusiMustFallfor voicing out her views &/ opinions but "Africa for Africans" is costing South Africans a lot...
— Ayanda Maluleka 👑 (@KingKoolieSA)
— thepowerrace_1🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 (@1Thepowerrace)
Pearl didn't seem phased by what was being said about her and tweeted, "About to fall into some peaceful slumber... goodnight".
She also tweeted: "Falling in looooovve with Jeeeeeeeesssuuuuuuussss....."undefinedundefinedundefined