Tyrese took to Instagram with a controversial post that depicts white people as slaves to black people and manicurists of Asian people in a post-and-delete. Jamie Foxx wants answers after the Baby Boy actor claims that reverse racism is going on in South Africa.
Tyrese was bombarded by South African commentators who took to multiple social media platforms to slam him after he told followers to look up what’s going on in South Africa on Youtube.
One person tweeted: ‘@Tyrese How could you even conceive the idea that black South South Africans are doing what slave masters did to Africans? What was your motive especially at the time of such heightened racial tensions? Did you do this for #AllLivesMatter against #BlackLivesMatter? What is this?’
Another South African celebrity tweeted: ‘Everyone must report Tyrese’s Insta post about South Africa and have his account taken down net vir daai rubbish.’
The father of two responded with a video that was made by right-wing conservatives edited to make it seem as though multiple black celebrities deny the existence of systemic racism.
Everyone must report Tyrese's Insta post about South Africa and have his account taken down net vir daai rubbish.
— Dineo Langa (@therealdineo) June 17, 2020
This not only angered followers, but also his peer Jamie Foxx.
The actor directly commented on Tyrese’s misleading post: ‘Huh???? WTF is this post for?? I’m confused. Race doesn’t matter???!! Look at what we goin threw right now… what does this post mean?? Who is this for??’
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TNHT: Kyle.Anfernee (@Kyle.Anfernee) _________________________________________________ Neighbors, Tyrese is getting his lil ass dragged on social media after he posted a controversial picture collage that implied that white people are being oppressed by black people and people of color in South Africa. _________________________________________________ He has since quietly deleted the picture but many are calling for the actor to apologize. _________________________________________________ Thoughts?
He added: ‘Again I say! What is this post for??? During this horrific time for us? Why are we even talking about what these guys are saying from the comfort of a press junket?? Cmon man we can’t be this comfortable. Think about the pain these families are going threw Because of the color of their skin.’
Tyrese eventually deleted the posts leaving Jamie — and many others — confused as to why he would share such a thing at a time like this.