Zozi Tunzi’s old tweets resurface
Social media has a long memory and Miss Universe Zozi Tunzi has learnt that the hard way. Some of her old posts on Facebook resurfaced and South African twitter started the chant Zozi must fall.
This all started with the Miss South Africa candidate Bianca Schoombee. Her old racist tweets were dug up and twitter started the hashtag Bianca must fall. The outrage on twitter was so loud that Bianca withdraw her application for Miss South Africa. After witnessing this Zozi decided to apologize for her old posts that she made on Facebook that she felt were insensitive. This sparked people’s curiosity and they went digging for what the beauty queen was apologising for. And we all know if you go digging you will find whatever it is you are looking for.
They found a few off colour posts like,
“If one forces sex on a prostitute is it considered rape or shoplifting? Jha nhe Kamva lol”
“Very very dark skinned girls with blonde weaves looking like Duracell batteries. We see you. Never going blonde jho.”
“White girl’s name- Samantha Josephs, Indian girl- Poojah Naidoo, Black girl- Choomar barbilicious dope ass chick Bandla.”
After these posts were put on twitter, many were not impressed and started the hashtag Zozi must fall as they should be no double standards. They stated Zozi was being excused because she is black yet she was 18/19 whilst Bianca was 14/15 when she tweeted. Of course some came to her defence because Zozi is more than well loved. On her side was the likes of Pearl Thusi who tweeted hashtag Hands off Zozi.
Yah neh Tea Squad we need to be really careful what we say on social media because before you know it you will have a job in some public office and some tweet from a decade ago will haunt you. But tell me what you think Tea Squad? Do Zozi’s tweets deserve the outrage they generated.