American superstar Tyrese had South Africans scratching their heads this Wednesday. The singer posted a controversial picture on Instagram that had Social Media users asking what South Africa he was refering to.
In the now deleted post, a black man sits next to white men in chains, a white woman nurses a black child and a white girl stares at a walk of black dolls. The Fast & Furious actor urged his followers to check out YouTube on what he claims is going on in the country.
The post was not well received in the country and Instagram users flocked to his comment section to refute the image. They accused him of spreading fake news, propaganda and misrepresenting the country. Twitter users were also not having it. Here are some of the tweets about the incident:
QUESTION :Can’t we like, as a country sue Tyrese for defamation of character? … pic.twitter.com/50Zqy4zwMc— .strive (@Vin_qii) June 18, 2020
I just reported Tyrese’s Insta account. Go do the same. Don’t just come here & tweet about it. This year, we are taking action. Disseminating false information like that?! Yikes. pic.twitter.com/IuYt9F7KAa— Thapelo (@its_moks) June 18, 2020
Tyrese is the proof that most Americans are ignorant they know nothing about their so called “mother land” pic.twitter.com/z2OJEFS1QN— Mlindos (@LindobuBeat) June 18, 2020
Does Tyrese even know that we can end his character on Fast & Furious and put in Suffocate on his behalf? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/lT28vMp3u5— Dee_Kay (@Its_Khaya_) June 18, 2020
Tyrese has never been the sharpest tool in the shed. Still doesn’t give him a right to push BS to millions of followers. Report the post.— Harper (@WayneH__) June 18, 2020
Tyrese’s Instagram post really got under my skin. pic.twitter.com/hfVawndO1L— 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐳𝐢 𝐃𝐢𝐨𝐫 (@KhulisoKMahosi) June 17, 2020
Which South Africa is Tyrese talking about me is lost pic.twitter.com/wkg5jOqmT4— Tlangelani (@MicLarry2) June 17, 2020