Bonnie Mbuli was trending on Twitter on Sunday for all the wrong reasons
The actress is known for speaking her mind on social media even if it means calling out her fellow stars, but Bonnie has been accused of taking things one step too far.
Many Twitter users have called her out for her “shady” behaviour, with some claiming she is “jealous” of those doing better than she is.
“You are slowly turning into the bitter aunty,” one Twitter user wrote told her.
Have a look at Bonnie’s shadiest moments involving other stars
Sho Madjozi was minding her own business when Bonne decided to throw some major shade at the singer. The drama started when the John Cena hitmaker shared a Twitter thread about xenophobia in South Africa. Sho Madjozi was praised for being a voice of reason during a difficult time.
Enter Bonnie Mbuli.
She shared a tweet implying that Sho Madjozi’s words belonged to someone else.
“It’s obvious when your mainstream faves are tweeting think threads on current issues written by their PR,” she wrote.
Bonnie didn’t tag Sho Madjozi in the post but it became obvious who she was speaking about when she replied directly to a tweet the singer made about xenophobia. “What about the fact that these are not your words!” Bonnie wrote.
Sho Madjozi hit back. “You have to reflect on why you think a young African woman can’t write for herself. Don’t know if it’s internalized racism sexism or what? I have a degree in African studies and creative writing, and also you don’t know me, so this is very weird.”
Bonnie has since deactivated her Twitter page.
You have to reflect on why you think a young African woman can’t write for herself. Don’t know if it’s internalized racism sexism or what? I have a degree in African studies and creative writing, and also you don’t know me, so this is very weird.
— #LimpopoChampionsLeague (@ShoMadjozi) September 7, 2019
Pearl Thusi has felt Bonnie’s wrath on more than one occasion. Bonnie slammed a photoshoot Pearl did in 2018, labelling it “blackface”.
“Blackface will never be palatable. I don’t care who is rocking it, go argue with your concealer! It’s hugely problematic, colourism has economic and social implications that run real deep, blackface will never be cute, artistic or creative,” Bonnie tweeted.
In Bonnie’s defence, many others also believed that Pearl’s shoot was disrespectful to the ‘colourism’ issue.
She added in another tweet: “I shared my thoughts with Pearl after she asked if I was sub-tweeting her, my thoughts were clear that it’s blackface and it’s distasteful.”
— Azipheli (@ntandomatini_) March 10, 2018
Pearl and Bonnie locked horns over the colourism debate again in 2019. Some Twitter users labelled Pearl talentless, saying she was only famous because she was a light-skinned black woman. Pearl tried to defend herself by saying she had worked hard to get where she is, and has also been turned down for roles because she was too light-skinned.
Enter Bonnie Mbuli.
“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.
The actresses were involved in a war of words that ended with Pearl taking a mini break from Twitter.