Pearl Thusi's cute bikini snap turns into a colourism debate

Pearl Thusi's cute bikini snap turns into a colourism debate

Can people of the Twitterverse leave Pearl Thusi to post her bikini snaps in peace? No they cannot! 

Pearl Thusi
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Pearl Thusi has once again found herself at the centre of a colourism debate after flaunting her amazing body in a sexy throwback bikini picture. 

"Brown skin girl... skin just like pearl’s..." the 'Queen Sono' actress captioned the image. 

The picture received dozens of compliments on Instagram, including some sweet comments from the 32-year-old's famous friends.

"Sexy!" Ayanda Thabethe wrote.

Basetsana Kumalo added: "Jou biscuit....wena uyi Eet-Sum-Biscuit @pearlthusi as you know your aunty @princessshumi she is an Oreo. My tribe is hotter than yours. Just saying peeps. "

But back at the ranch - the Twitter ranch that is - peeps were not so kind. 

Some Twitter users took offence to Pearl - who is light-skinned - calling herself a brown skin girl. 

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"You're not brown sis. Use some lyrics from songs about light-skinned girls," one Twitter user added. 

Another tweep told Pearl the song is for dark chocolate women only. 

"Sis Pearl, this one is ours. Please let us have our moment of fame in peace, thina bo DARK CHOCOLATE! Yellow bones have had their chance, there are so many songs about them and we didn’t complain so please let us have this one hle."

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As the debate raged on, one Twitter user tried to be the voice of reason after a woman told the masses that "brown is between light and dark" while Pearl is very light. 

"I hope you realised that this is rooted in very colourist principles you were force-fed all your life. The song is called brown-skinned girl and not dark-skinned girl to include ALL shades of brown. The latter does nothing but cause more division." 

Here's a look at what others had to say.

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