I read that news 24 article called I am a racist and thought…. yoh nah yoh… was that really necessary? Granted the author had some valid points but venting about it for all to see and pick up and take your words out of contexts might not have been the smartest move ever. I’m just saying. Somewhere someone with influence will read it and it won’t have the desired effect. BUUUUT then again, maybe that’s just what the author tried to do. To make waves, well only time will tell. I do take my hat off to her gutsiness… She basically said what a lot of us were thinking, out loud, in the media. She stuck her head out. Kudos to her.
So, what about that white model who twittered something really unnecessary… using words (well a word) that really has no place in our vocabulary anymore. She TWITTERED about it. Now I might be wrong but if you are a well known person like let’s say an FHM model and winner of the modelbook 2011 award then saying stuff like “Just, well took on an arrogant and disrespectful k***** inside Spar. Should have punched him, should have.” and “Highlight of my weekend? Almost punching an Engen petrol assistant. No tolerance for rude African monkeys whatsoever!” would not get you very far. To get the full low down on this … story… click HERE.
Naturally, as is human nature, a black model twittered “Dear Mr Peter Mokaba,” she said, referring to a former leader of the African National Congress youth wing, “I wish All White People were killed when you sang ‘Kill the Boer’ we wouldn’t be experiencing *the white model’s* racism now.” Is that really REALLY necessary???
As written in this blog (which is in Los Angeles… showing the rest of the world just how backwards we South Africans are sometimes) both of these women are too young to have felt the sting of Apartheid. So what are they really fighting? And their excuse for their comments… “Oh sorry I was just very angry, so I thought hey, lemme vent and use racist phrases and all ON SOCIAL MEDIA and so flush my career down the drain.” Seems like a good idea… Anyways.
I think my point is… if you are going to say something you will regret… no wait if you HAVE to say something you will regret, don’t do it on social media, especially if you are famous. Or just don’t have social media. Social media is fast becoming a big no-no for me. It causes unwanted stress and un-needed friction. And for what… to have your voice heard… to give your 1/2 cent. Here’s an idea… scream into your pillow. Just an idea, use it, don’t use it. Whatever.