Zozibini Tunzi has addressed the ongoing violent unrest and racial tension in the United States of America (USA), claiming that she was initially too livid to form a coherent thought on the matter.
Zozibini Tunzi, the reigning Miss Universe, weighed in on the violent unrest and racial tension in the USA on Sunday, 31 May 2020. The beauty queen admitted to being “livid” at the recent events, and further called for unity during this period.
On Saturday, 30 May 2020, Zozibini had posted an image of herself and, when asked if she had anything to say on the matter, had said, “I will. As soon as I’m able to string words together. Right now, I’m still livid and heartbroken #BlackLivesMatter.”
Her following social media posts addressed the topical issue and reiterated the concept of “taking up space” through unity.
See Zozibini Tunzi’s post below.
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I am livid! Rihanna once said, "Tell your friends to pull up". This is that time! This time you don't get to sit this one out. You don't get to turn a blind eye. As a human being, it should also be your obligation to fight against racism and for another human's life. As uncomfortable as it may be, we need to root this thing from the bottom up. Your silence is painful. Remember the words of Elie Wiesel "Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim". To not choose sides is to actually choose a side. I need you to say something. The time is always right to do what is right. So pull up! #BlackLivesMatter