TV personality Pearl Thusi found herself on the Twitter trends list on Tuesday morning after being involved in a Twitter war with one of her followers. Twitter user Dusty took to social media to complain about Pearl’s behaviour in public, saying it was so “unladylike”.
She said Pearl was vulgar, referring to how she always included her haters’ mothers in her clapbacks.
The Quantico actor didn’t hold back, using the same words that she had been criticised for.
“Ngifuz’ unyoko [I take after your mother],” said Pearl to the user.
Dusty also did not back down, saying: “At least I have one. Rude shit,” she told Pearl.
But Pearl still did not back down, asking what good was it to have a mother if she was raising “trash”. In fact, Pearl’s mother was more alive than Dusty’s hairline.
Pearl’s clapback divided Twitter, with some saying it was unnecessary for her to have involved Dusty’s mother in her clapback, while some said there was nothing wrong with what she said, as it was proper Zulu.
In her defence, the TV personality said it was important for people to remember she too was someone’s mother and deserved to be respected, the same way Twitter users told her to respect other mothers.
She went on to warn her followers against “trashing” other people if they were not prepared to handle the heat. “Be prepared,” she added. The two trended on Twitter, with some saying Pearl was the one who shut down Dusty, while some said Dusty handled Pearl for everyone on Twitter.
These were some of the comments on Twitter:
I don't see anything wrong with her response. If you can dish it then you can take it. This was an unprovoked attack on her & she responded
— Lokothwayo (@LoksDhlamini) November 7, 2017
"Ngifuze uNyoko" was certified as Pearl Thusi's clapback. pic.twitter.com/l8qRVUPrPM
— Nomzamo Mhlongo (@Zamo_Njomz) November 7, 2017
Pearl Thusi always angry since her break up with Marawa
— Papa Lesedi (@Vee_Mashinini) November 7, 2017
So balance me here, this random calls Pearl Thusi rude, she responds and yall are pouncing at Pearl coz she's supposed to respond in a manner that satisfies you? Ni constipated shem pic.twitter.com/92SRJiTcYa
— Ciada Starr ???????? ???????? (@ciamusicworld) November 7, 2017
Dusty handled pearl thusi for all of us, and for that I'll forever be grateful to her????????
— gugs (@_Tshokodiso) November 6, 2017
So Pearl Thusi curses people's mom but hers is no more? Like are you good upstairs?
— ???????? (@LiiMpHo) November 6, 2017
Dear Pearl Thusi
Badmouthing someone's mother as a form of clapback is so 19 voetsek. ???? pic.twitter.com/ZA0DRRmcQ5
— Sheldon Cameron (@sheldon_cameron) November 6, 2017
Lmfao this app guys ???????? she told Pearl Thusi “at least she has mother” yohhh
— Venessa M (@_VenessaM) November 6, 2017
Pearl thusi didn't even swear at that girl's mom, nyoko is not a swear word
— Mahogany Mami???? (@VeemoneyK) November 6, 2017