Actress Pearl Thusi understands the struggles that come with actors being validated back home only after being celebrated abroad and at times, the very same actors get neglected when they come back home.
The business woman urged South Africans to show love and support to Thuso Mbedu, who is currently in the United States for the Emmys. She encouraged South African’s to claim her as their own and not to wait for Americans to validate her, as is the norm. She said “To all those who want to
#openuptheindustry , Celebrate and lift the talent already in it”. In her own words she tweeted,
“And if Americans validate you… suddenly your worth increases to your community… so disheartening. Regardless… Thuso is doing both. Let’s show her what this means to us as a country.
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Thuso Mbedu responded by “Ngiyabonga kakhulu for your kind words”
Other influnecers have used their social media accounts to send their love and support to Thuso Mbedu.