Rachel Kolisi’s post on ‘Black Lives Matter’ has garnered mixed reactions from her followers
The philanthropist and businesswoman – who is wife to Springbok captain Siya – shared her thoughts on the global movement which addresses racism around the world.
She shared a post with a quote about white privilege, of which she captioned it: “Black Lives Matter. Hope we’re all having the tough conversations, Hope those speaking out know they’re not alone, Hope if you don’t understand, you’re choosing to learn.
“I Hope our children don’t have to fight these battles.”
But instead of receiving support from her over 200k legion of followers, the rugby WAG was dragged instead by a number of people who felt irked over her “stupid post”
The post attracted hundreds of comments with many followers responding to it with the phrase: ‘All Lives Matter’.
One follower wrote: “Leave politics to the politicians. By your stupid post, you disregard other races”, while another wrote: “All Lives Matter. Goodbye I’m unfollowing you”. A third added: “OMW, what BS”.
Rachel clapped back at one follower who hashtagged the words #SteveHofmeyr and #AllLivesMatter
“You’ve hash tagged one of your biggest racists known to SA. And your white privilege is vomited all over this post. You are highly uneducated in the matter and therefore have no business commenting on it in the first place. Do me a huge favour and hit that unfollow button. Gurl bye”.
Rachel’s post comes days after former soccer star Mark Fish tweeted ‘All Lives Matter’ to the shock, and horror, of his fans around the country.
After facing widespread backlash, Mark defended his controversial post, writing: “I see my inbox of a lot of hate but always know…all lives matter”
I see my inbox of a lot of hate but alway know…all lives matter …know matter where we come from!
— Mark Fish (@markfish74) July 22, 2020