Sosa slammed for ‘useless black girl’ post
Sammy Sosa, real name Sam Lehoko, radio Dj and face of Channel O has been trending for over eight hours on Twitter.
The media personality landed in hot water over a “misunderstood” tweet saying that "some girls are super useless" then making reference to the usage of #BlackGirlsRock.
#BlackGirlsRock is a movement founded by Bervely Hills that aims to celebrate black powerful women. The hashtag trended over the week end due to the airing of the event on BET and the recognising of South African #BlackGirls who rock.
Sosa defended herself, saying that her tweet was misunderstood and that she did not mean that black girls are useless but that people should not have ‘abused’ the hashtag by using it in irrelevant contexts. She blamed the anger reaction of tweeps on lack of ‘intelligence’ and went on to tweet that she ‘f*cken educated’ and does not see how people can assume that she does not know what #BlackGirlsRock is.
Here is a screen grab of the tweet that started it all:
A couple of reactions from Twitter:
BRUH I just had the "Kanti u'Sammy Sosa unje" moment. After reading that tweet. pic.twitter.com/KGDCVj62EI— NgekeNgizweNgawe (@KGALI96) April 11, 2016
Shame on Sammy Sosa shame!!! https://t.co/66hNkXVJ6Z— Jacob Paradise (@JacobNakedi) April 12, 2016
Sammy Sosa is wrong finish n Klaar and since she had the back bone to call black girls on tweeter stupid then she'll deal with the shade— APRIL 4TH 2016 (@Givenkhatz) April 12, 2016
Sosa’s defence and conclusion:
I wasn't even talking about the MOVEMENT. I was saying don't use the hashtag if you don't know what it means! https://t.co/VXp2Oe57Sr— Swaggy Sosa (@sam_lehoko) April 11, 2016
EISH! Twitter is just frustrating me.. Intelligence doesn't come easy! 😂😂— Swaggy Sosa (@sam_lehoko) April 11, 2016
People who REALLY know me, they'll tell you that I'm f*cken educated. How can I NOT know about the #BlackGirlsRock movement? F********ck!— Swaggy Sosa (@sam_lehoko) April 11, 2016
If people accuse me of being arrogant, it's fine... Cause all that I am is FOCUSED! Insha'Allah! 🙏🏽— Swaggy Sosa (@sam_lehoko) March 20, 2016