South African actor, executive producer and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson has shared some words of wisdom with his followers.
He recently took to his instgram to share a rare motivational video talking about various topics on how to be successful, cancel culture and removing toxic people in his life, with this caption:
“YOU ARE WORTHY! Black brothers and sisters! You are worthy and deserving of love, happiness and success.”
‘If you’re toxic, I cut you off my circle.’
Shona spoke about toxic relationships with friends, family or colleagues and how he strives to have positive people in his circle, he also mentioned his non-negotiable policy on toxic behavior around him.
“I made it a point that if you’r going to be in my circle, and you are going to be negative, and toxic, I am going to cut you out.”
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‘As black people we don’t hold each other accountable’
“Its become normal to trash another black person that pushes himself and drives themselves to get out of their circumstance. The harder you work as a black person, the harder it gets. There’s a saying, that goes, it’s lonely at the top.”
He is irked that it’s always black people’s names on whatever #MustFall hashtag.
“We also need to tell our friends when they are wrong and step out of line, because there seems to be this fashion that was propelled by social media, where, whenever we see black people in the entertainment industry, or in the limelight, the word that I despise ‘celebrities’ being under fire for whatever reason. It’s black people who push that narrative and give it traction.”
‘We don’t support each other’
The biggest conversation we have behind the scenes as black people he says is that we don’t support each other.
“We speak about black on black hate behind the scenes everyday in private conversations and no one ever takes it to a public forum. It’s because we are hypocrites as black people. We are the biggest problem in our own self-advancement in life.”