By Tamlyn Canham
Makgotso M says she does not believe in cancel culture. The actress says it encourages “self-righteousness”.
“I think we have all done and said things that would get us cancelled. It’s just not online.
“I do think though, it’s [necessary] to call out nonsense and to take responsibility for our trash ways,” she tweeted.
I don't belive in cancel culture. It encourages self righteousness in my opinion. I think we have all done and said things that would get us cancelled. It's just not online. I do think though, its nessesary to call out nonsense and to take responsibility for our trash ways
— Makgotso M ? (@MakgotsoM1) March 9, 2021
Many of the ‘Is’thunzi’ star’s fans agreed
“Cancel culture has a lot of good but like any type of power people are guaranteed to get drunk of it,” one follower wrote.
More recently, TV presenter Piers Morgan quit his job on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ after being accused of using his platform to bully Meghan Markle.
Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, received more than 40, 000 complaints about Piers’ on-air comments about Meghan’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers claimed the Duchess of Sussex lied about suffering from mental illness during her time as a senior royal.
Many labelled the 55-year-old’s comments “irresponsible” and called for him to be cancelled.
Mental health issues
Makgotso M’s comments come weeks after she opened up about her mental health issues.
“Since the start of the year I have not been in the best mental space. Internal and external factors,” she wrote.
The actress added that she decided not to stress about things that are out of her control.
“Today I felt a peace I haven’t felt since. So much is out of our control. What’s the point of stressing yourself sick? Do what you can and trust God with the rest.”
Since the start of the year I have not been in the best mental space. Internal and external factors. But today I felt a peace I haven’t felt since. So much is out of our control. What’s the point of stressing yourself sick? Do what you can and trust God with the rest ??
— Makgotso M ? (@MakgotsoM1) February 8, 2021
Makgotso’ also hinted about her problems in early January.
“I’m actually not okay LOL. But in the midst of the madness I’m trying to stay positive. God I look to you coz wow. Stay as safe as possible guys.”
Her fans showed her some love.
“We are all trying our best. I hear you. Sending you love,” one wrote.
Another woman commented: “We all not okay [babe] We are grateful to God. We will keep on praying for others too. Stay blessed.”
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