Local actress and Afternoon Express presenter, Bonnie Mbuli defended herself after a social media user described her as a “sell-out” for dating a white person
Following a difficult divorce, Bonnie Mbuli took some time off to find herself before trying her hand at dating again. In 2017 she introduced us to her boyfriend, Nathanial Roloff (who is an absolute hunk, by the way!) and she has looked and sounded happy ever since.
A year later, the couple seems to be going strong and Mbuli took to Instagram to share a picture of herself alongside her boo. She captioned the image, “Missing You”, cuing a series of adorable responses in the process.
However, her post invited a number of unwanted comments from social media trolls who (you guessed it) took exception to her boyfriend’s race.
One particular user (who has since deleted his comment) described Bonnie as a sell-out
Bonnie was having none of it and responded: “Then I’m proud to be a sell out for falling in love with one of the most incredible human beings I know, waving my sell out hands in the air like…”
Another expressed his bitter rage at the prospect of seeing a white man with a black woman, reviving the outdated narrative that white men are “stealing our women”.
“Oooww madoda, white man again, taking from us”
Bonnie also had a sharp response for him: “I never belonged to you, no woman does. Women are not objects that get taken, they are human beings who are free to make choices. Happy freedom day.”
Bonnie Mbuli, who has had a tough time with love in her life after escaping an abusive marriage, deserves to be happy, without judgement
She has nothing but kind words for her boyfriend, too. When she spoke about him to Sowetan Live last year, she gushed over his kindness, saying:
“I’m in love with one of the most wonderful human beings that I have ever met. I didn’t know I could find love like this. I’m at that stage in my life where I’m not pretending to be something I’m not. So I know that he’s in love with me.”
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