Pearl Thusi’s interview skills have been called into question on Twitter, after a social media user asked which local celebrity could measure up to Oprah Winfrey’s recent interview.
Pearl Thusi topped the Twitter trends today, 9 March 2021, after the public began an open discussion on who would be the best to host an interview of the same standard as Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The question, originally asked by Lumko Johnson, stated, “Guys, who in our country can host exclusive high-profile interviews like these Oprah specials?”
The likes of Anele Mdoda, Bonang Matheba and Pearl Thusi were immediately brought into the discussion. Many began discussing Pearl’s interview skills on BET Africa’s Behind The Story, where she interviews some of South Africa’s most well-known personalities. Twitter users shared their thoughts on Pearl’s approach to such interviews, and specifically referenced her interview with Khanyi Mbau, where she diverted the conversation to her personal struggle with colourism.
One user stated, “Have you met Pearl Thusi and how she makes interviews about her? And then she gets teary.” Another user commented, “She asks relevant questions but f*cks it up by tearing up over her personal issues. You’d swear she needs therapy. It can’t be normal on a platform she [is] on.”
See the posts below.
But Pearl makes everything about herself 🤦🏻♀️
— Madineho_Moloi (@Madineho1) March 9, 2021
Have you met Pearl thusi and how she makes interviews about her ?..and then she gets teary 😖
— Rakgadi (@Rebecca_Made) March 9, 2021