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Bonang Matheba Faces Backlash For Ghana Gig Amidst Anti-LGBTQ Laws

The controversy began when a netizen shared a post about Matheba's upcoming performance on their timeline. This sparked a wave of criticism from netizens who felt that it was inappropriate for her to perform in a country that is actively working against LGBTQ rights.

Media personality Bonang Matheba found herself in hot water on social media after it was revealed that she would be performing in Ghana. While many were excited about her upcoming gig, others questioned her decision to accept the opportunity in light of the country’s ongoing efforts to pass anti-LGBTQ laws.

The controversy began when a netizen shared a post about Matheba’s upcoming performance on their timeline. This sparked a wave of criticism from netizens who felt that it was inappropriate for her to perform in a country that is actively working against LGBTQ rights.

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One Twitter user, @AwisiDede, shared the poster for Matheba’s gig and wrote, “Do you know that @Bonang is already in Ghana for @womenofvalour_ tomorrow? Her exclusive interview is at 9 am. Tune in.” This tweet set off a chain reaction of negative responses from disappointed fans.

Many netizens expressed their disappointment and frustration with Matheba’s decision. Some urged her to reconsider and return home, while others pointed out her lack of support for the LGBTQ community in the past. One user, @boitumelo_Htumi, wrote, “Bonang, get on a plane and come back home.”

Another user, @Donda_Makhathin, shared, “It’s you all being shocked for me. She once called a gay a Maisie kind, and y’all laughed instead of calling her out. She has never even posted happy pride month.”

In response to the backlash, some defended Matheba’s decision, highlighting that celebrities often prioritize financial opportunities over political stances. User @Malandela_RSA commented, “Celebrities are chasing the bag. Don’t expect them to have the same political views as you just because you have a parasocial relationship with them.”

While the controversy continues to unfold, it serves as a reminder that public figures are not obligated to align with their fans’ beliefs. As celebrities navigate their careers, they may face criticism for their choices, but ultimately, it is up to them to decide how they use their platform.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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