Four Times Bonnie Mbuli Got Real About The Industry

Four Times Bonnie Mbuli Got Real About The Industry

Aug 09, 2019, 12:30 PM

Actress Bonnie Mbuli is not one to mince her words.  

The 40-year-old, who has been in the entertainment industry for almost 20 years, is not afraid to speak her mind – even if it means angering some of Mzansi’s A-list celebs.

Whether she is educating Pearl Thusi on colourism or defending the LGBTQI community, Bonnie is ever ready to speak her truth.

Here’s a look at four times she kept it real on Twitter about the entertainment industry.

That time she exposed industry means girls 

Bonnie threw some not so subtle shade at industry means girls on Twitter in 2018. The actress slammed female entertainers who played the victim when they were actually mean girls. 

“So boring to watch the “everybody hates me “female celebrities moan about how they get no love when everyone knows they are the biggest mean girls. Snoring!” she wrote.

That time she blasted Pearl Thusi’s “blackface” photoshoot

Pearl Thusi came under fire in 2018 after she shared pictures of herself from a photoshoot. Half her face was painted a darker skin colour, leading some to accuse her of promoting “blackface”. 

Bonnie called the shoot “problematic”. “Colourism has economic and social implications that run real deep, blackface will never be cute, artistic or creative!!!” she tweeted.

That time she weighed in on the colourism debate

One year after the controversial blackface shoot, Bonnie and Pearl were involved in a heated argument on Twitter about colourism in the entertainment industry. 

Pearl tried to defend herself against people who claimed she was only famous because she was a pretty light-skinned black woman, by saying she has lost jobs because she was not black enough. The comment irked Bonnie.

“So when a light-skinned actress complains about the one or two roles they didn’t get coz they weren’t dark enuf; I’m like but the part you’re crying about was being the slave who gets raped and beat up in the thing, ppl who look like u have never had to be in that position to begin with,” she tweeted.
That time she defended LGBTQI stars 

Bonnie took to Twitter in July to defend the LGBTQI community after Phat Joe and Zodwa Wabntu were accused of making homophobic comments. 

Zodwa was slammed for criticising "dramatic" gay men who fought with women. 

“Name one gay who has never fought with a woman in the industry. Their problem is that gays are convinced that they have vaginas," she said on Zodwa Wabantu: Uncensored

Amid the Zodwa drama, Phat Joe added his two cents. He said he felt "disgusted" when gay men hit on him. He added that they needed to understand that not everyone supported their lifestyle

Bonnie said she was raised by gay men and women and heterosexual stars should recognise the important role they played in shaping the industry.
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ZAlebs Team

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