If like us, you were left kind of puzzled this morning after realizing that Sarah Langa McKay (nee Heaton) was trending, allow us to update you...
The Instagram influencer and fashion blogger climbed up the trends list (on a day when SO many other important things are being discussed) because she took offense to someone calling her black.
Born to a white father and a black mother, Heaton could be considered black depending on your understanding of racial classification.
The furore began when a Twitter user called Sarah out for contradicting herself with her views on the concept of slaying.
This after she told people to not be afraid to slay...
She then got all angry and defensive when someone called out her inconsistency.
YES SO WHAT?!? Now I hate it! What's your point smarty? https://t.co/exg5scYKRh— Sarah Langa Mackay (@sarahlanga) February 21, 2017
and continued on some kind of rant...
I dont knw where ppl get the right to be labeling other people black, white or coloured. It's none of ur business boo! And anyway who cares?— Sarah Langa Mackay (@sarahlanga) February 22, 2017
There is no racial catagory for us and that's exactly my point, I can't have ppl that know nothing about my race tell me what I am. https://t.co/xPBtPn7prb— Sarah Langa Mackay (@sarahlanga) February 22, 2017
She then went on to say she falls under the category "other" when another user asked her what racial category her parents ticked on her school application forms.
"Other" https://t.co/L2V5qvig9g— Sarah Langa Mackay (@sarahlanga) February 22, 2017
Since you guys are so smart, tell me what race am I? Or should I host a meet and greet so that you can all stick pencils in my hair?— Sarah Langa Mackay (@sarahlanga) February 22, 2017
And as usual, files Twitter was on the case, going back in Sarah's tweet history to find all the times she referred to herself as black:
Hmm...the tweets are a bit contradicting.
Again... Are you sure Sarah?
@sarahlanga lol us black?? Kanti Wat r u ain't u coloured? 😟— sanele (@325sash) April 17, 2016
Sarah Langa is enjoying being rich and the privilege to pick and choose what race she wants to identify as. So nice.— Bedroom Justice 💦 (@Kim_Khandashisa) February 22, 2017
This Sarah Langa lady confirmed what I said earlier, Coloureds and Indians only want to be identified as black when benefiting from BEE.— Thabiso Thabethe (@thabisot_) February 22, 2017
Twitter: How many races do you identify with?— Savages. (@KaydaKKayda) February 22, 2017
Sarah Langa: pic.twitter.com/vxLKC2kYgQ
Sarah Langa must stick to posting pictures of her glamorous life. Because when she tries to tweet anything else, she fails miserably— Sicelo (@SiceloDumakude) February 21, 2017
Twitter files will always get you into a sticky situation in these streets.
Main image credit: Instagram