Social media was outraged over BET Africa giving alleged rapist Tol Ass Mo and wife Mome Mahlangu a platform in an interview with Pearl Thusi on her show Behind The Story.
Tweeps were disappointed at how Pearl Thusi handled the backlash she faced over her part in giving Tol Ass Mo the spotlight whilst disregarding Lerato Moloi’s feelings.
Her ‘lack of empathy’ as some may put it, landed her in hot water and was bullied into locking her Twitter account following a hail of insults.
In a now deleted Tweet, Pearl referenced Gayle King who interviewed R Kelly and asked why was there no outrage over that interview. In a turn of events Queen Sono actress took back her words and apologised.
“It’s so important to know who you are in a world where people forget the good things you’ve done & change their minds at a whim. The misunderstanding this week broke my heart. I have so much to say but tensions are high, & some people will commit to misunderstand anything said.
“That said, there was never an intention to hurt, harm or create any imbalance in the fight against GBV – a fight I have supported my entire career. And for that I apologize unreservedly. To be attacked more than ALL the accused combined, or what feels like it. It’s also a sign of how it’s so easy to attack women,” she wrote.
Pearl said her intentions to interview the comedian were misunderstood however she and BET Africa take full responsibility.
“I see how the intentions with BTS misunderstood & I & BET Africa were take responsibility for that. Many of you have no clue of conversations happening behind the scenes & it’s too late now to bring those to light,” she proclaimed.
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