Local actress and TV host, Minnie Dlamini found herself on the wrong side of Twitter on Tuesday night because of hair.
The sports presenter caught smoke for labelling black hair as “ghetto”. Using her social media platforms, Mrs Jones posted pictures of herself wearing Bantu knots with the caption: “I can go from lady to ghetto in a second #BantuKnots.
People on Instagram let her be, but on Twitter, they wouldn’t let it slide when she said: “Just because it’s ghetto, doesn’t mean it’s not fabulous. Loving my #BantuKnots.
Nokubonga Martins replied to Minnie’s tweet by saying: “There is nothing ghetto about this hairstyle, Minnie. It’s your hair. Your natural hair that does not make it ghetto.”
— Minnie Dlamini Jones (@MinnieDlamini) August 18, 2020
Another Twitter user, Amahle Ngcobo said: “Umhle (you’re beautiful) Minnie as always but please be careful not to classify our African hair and hairstyle as a ghetto in your huge platforms. There might be black girls who are still struggling to love their natural hair and seeing it being labelled as ghetto won’t do them good. I love you though.”
Umhle Minnie as always ❤but plz be careful not to classify our african hair and hairstyle as getto in your huge platforms because there might be black girls who are still struggling to love their natural hair and seeing it being labeled as getto won’t do them good. I ❤ u though
— Amahle Ngcobo (@amahlengcobo_98) August 18, 2020
We feed into racism and hair discrimination when we say things like this. Absolutely nothing is ghetto about natural black hair styles – whether that’s Bantu knots, locs, braids, etc. We need to destroy this notion. https://t.co/gnkUvT3vq8
— TONI TONE (@t0nit0ne) August 18, 2020
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