South Africans on Twitter recently had a heated debate on whether money has the ability to change women’s perception of the physical appearance of a man. Bonang Matheba and Sizwe Dhlomo also shared their thoughts.
The debate started off when a well known Twitter user shared his first clear image of himself on Twitter and his followers had a field day.
Known for his claps backs and shade-throwing habits, Twitter did not hold back from returning the favour, with his friends calling him “ugly”.
“Kodwa vele umubi mpintshi (but you really are ugly friend),” said Dhlomo.
But Bonang disagreed with everyone who said the poor guy was ugly, saying there was no such a thing as an ugly rich man. According to Bonang, men with money can never be ugly. “It’s not possible,” she added, creating another debate on her comment.
….men with money can never be ugly. It’s not possible mo’girl! ???? https://t.co/z2UdxV2F0w
— Bonang Matheba ???? (@bonang_m) November 12, 2017
While most of her followers agreed with her, some roasted her and said they agreed with her statement, as she was talking from experience.
These were some of the comments:
“Tell them wena mo’girl. Even if he looks like a Dragon. You’ll find yourself complimenting his shadow… His shadow though.”
“The beauty of a man it’s in his pocket!”
“Lol guys Bonang is right yazi ….Girls instantly perceive you as attractive when you guaped.”
“They can have money but its there generosity that makes them look good.”
“Ugly guy with money remains ugly no matter how you turn it. Ugly guy with money can’t take handsome from a guy that’s born handsome. Not possible.”
Some, however, said her comment was inappropriate, saying she was giving bad advice to young women who looked up to her.
“Disgusting advice in a time of such abuse and oppression towards women and children,” argued one.
What are your thoughts on Bonang’s comment?