Pearl Thusi’s emotional statements about colourism on Wednesday night’s episode of BET’s Behind The Story have gone viral

The host of the popular celebrity talk show spoke out about being criticised and feeling the pressure from the public who she claims feel that her light skin complexion have aided her success in the entertainment industry.

Speaking with guest Khanyi Mbau, who she interviewed virtually, Pearl claimed she was “exhausted” of constantly defending herself.

She told Khanyi: “I am not the enemy…I can’t change how I look, and if I did, you’d still be mad.

“So let me live my life…I’ve worked very hard for what I have…and if my light skin is going to help me feed my kids, then believe what you need to….but I’m really exhausted”.

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Pearl then broke down in tears and was comforted by Khanyi who told her: “I’m so sorry you feel this way…You need to heal and let go.

“The world has evolved…You know who are”.

Unfortunately for Pearl, tweeps had little to no sympathy for her.