Watch! Mzansi reacts to Bulgarian singer Mihaela Marinova’s black face during Jerusalema performance

Watch! Mzansi reacts to Bulgarian singer Mihaela Marinova’s black face during Jerusalema performance

Bulgarian singer Mihaela Marinova has faced international backlash after dressing in black face to seem like SA songbird Nomcebo Zikode for a TV performance of Jerusalema. Mihaela underwent an enormous transformation before an appearance on Bulgarian TV music competition Kato 2 Kapki Voda, which tasks singers with recreating popular hits from round the world. She later performed Jerusalema on stage, to much applause, but it had been her impersonation of songstress Nomcebo that got fans and social media users round the world fuming.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by #PorshaWilliams (@porsha4real)

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Като две капки вода (@kato2kapkivoda)


Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams shared a video of Mihaela beginning her black face, and shared her disgust at the impersonation. The video also went viral on social media in SA, with Nomcebo topping the Twitter trends list as people urged her and Master KG to require Mihaela to task. Others questioned how black face could still be happening in 2021 and questioned how no-one on the assembly felt the necessity to boost a red flag over the incident. Mihaela has not skilled the general public outcry. Master KG and Nomcebo have also not commented on the incident. This is not the primary time the show has come under attack. it had been criticised last year for mocking Korean K-Pop culture after a contestant impersonated BTS’s Jimin and therefore the show’s hosts allegedly said the singers were “too feminine”. Here are some local reactions to the performance: Out of all the people that make that show none of them said hey guys this is often really racist and disrespectful?? Not even one? WOW https://twitter.com/Puseletso__M/status/1372782949347647492? 🚮 Zulian said ‘Why could you not just perform the song, WITHOUT black face? If you wanted Nomcebo to perform you’ll have arranged that? Fly the great sis out? Does everyone during this video think this is often okay? How the fuck? This racks up LEVELS of racism and disrespect. Levels.” This total disrespect for Africans #Jerusalemachallenge @MasterKGsa #Nomcebo Ngwana MoSotho added. 🚮

Comments are closed.