Bonang Matheba goes off on blogger!
Bonang Matheba was clearly angered by blogger Phil Mphela's comments about her December Glamour cover. The TV and radio personality took to Twitter after reading the blogger's Facebook statement about Bonang being the first black person to be on the magazine's cover.
Phil said he ignored commenting on the issue because he didn't think it was worth celebrating. "I actually found it insulting to black talent that everyone thought it was some history making milestone," he wrote.
He explained that he is a fan of Bonang's, but mentioned that his love and respect for the industry comes first. "And this exploitation of black faces in the magazine industry is abhorrent. Black magazines do not pay black celebrities for covers . White magazines only use people like Bonang on the cover when they need publicity," Phil said. He added: "You are all just puppets including people like Bonang who have essentially become "rent a black" talent."
Bonang, who knows personally knows the blogger, tweeted: "@PhilMphela you couldn't pick up a phone or send an email... So guess what?!! Go to bed. You'll be dealt with tmrw." She then tweeted: "@PhilMphela read your stupid FB post. Makes sense why you didn't want to bring it to Twitter. Weakling!!" She told Phil that he must leave her alone if he can't accept that she has broken a barrier in 2014.
"I will NOT allow you to diss black people. including MYSELF, when we already have it so f***in hard!!" Bonang pointed out that she works hard to make it easier for everyone else coming after her and told the blogger to never call her a puppet.
She said if he has an issue with the mag, he must address it with them. "Don't disrespect me. That's all." She added: "I'm livid. It's not MY fault it took Glamour so long. Call me names again boo... My team will deal with you. Dismissed."
Bonang has since deleted her Tweets.
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