Thando Thabethe’s #OpenUpTheIndustry comments cause outrage

The media personality upset social media users after she told people to 'get off Twitter and grind.'

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JOHANNESBURG - Thando Thabethe's comments have landed her in hot water on social media.

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Thabethe came to Pearl Thusi's defense on Wednesday after people criticised her appointment as roast master for AKA's Comedy Central roast.

Several social media users questioned why producers kept using the same people for different shows.

Taking to Twitter, Thabethe said the conversation was being directed towards the wrong people and that those who want the industry to be opened should do it themselves.

"I will be damned before I’m told to open up the industry!!! Open it up for yourself like all of us did!!! To this day...I audition!!! I’ve worked very hard to get where I am...and I’m only just getting started", said Thabethe.

Her series of tweets did not sit well with social media users, who said it was insensitive of Thabethe to make such comments.


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