SA Zozibini Tunzi Response To Negative Comments About Her
Taking to Instagram, Zozibini shared how she has been receiving negative comments about her blackness since she was crowned Miss SA. The beauty with brains made it clear that she was not addressing the hate for herself but saw it as an opportunity to educate her haters.
“I see an opportunity to educate and speak out on a serious issue. When people say hurtful, negative things about black women and black people in general I do not quickly take offense and here’s why. Society has previously been programmed in such a way that there’s nothing beautiful about being black. The furthest you are from being fair skinned the uglier you are. That unfortunately has been the universal standard of beauty and it is very difficult for some people to unlearn it,” she wrote.
Zozi revealed that her mission as she heads to the Miss Universe to shatter whatever misconception and stereotypes people have of beauty. “These comments are exactly why we should keep inserting ourselves in spaces where we have been told we do not belong and we will never make it. It is up to us re-write the narrative. To whoever else thinks that black is not beautiful I cannot wait for you to experience the depth and magic of a black woman. I am a daughter of the African soil and I am beautiful. See your face reflected in mine,” she added.