Social media users are displeased with singer Becca‘s comment regarding their condemnation of racial injustice in the United States of America.
The ‘No Away’ singer called Africans ‘Hypocrites’ for turning a blind eye to tribalism in marriages, nepotism and xenophobia and rather fighting racism.
“You are here in Africa fighting and advocating racism in the US but in your church/home, you are criticising and judging someone for marrying a fellow African because they are not from your hometown/country/church… Damn Hypocrites!!!,” Becca wrote.
You are here in Africa fighting and advocating racism in the US but in your church/home, you are criticizing and judging someone for marrying a fellow African because they are not from your hometown/country/church… Damn Hypocrites!!!— Becca (@beccafrica) June 3, 2020
Some social media users are not pleased with the artistes comparism between murder and tribalim inmarrigaes.
Don’t take it out of context ‼️ pic.twitter.com/dzAPBaSATT— Becca (@beccafrica) June 4, 2020
Reacting to the post actress Ama K Abeberese said she also believes that tribalism is bad, however, it does not equate to murder and racial injustice that people have suffered for years.
Some people also supported Becca’s post.
It’s rather ridiculous how people think unless ethnic bigotry, the kind that already is a basis which Efo Kojo is a no go area for Afia Boatemaa must escalate to the point where people are murdered before we see it as a problem and a threat to peaceful coexistence. https://t.co/UtfE3dDgwR— Anthony Julius (@fatheranthoni) June 4, 2020
However, some people believe Becca’s post is insensitive especially when people have died of murder because of racial injustice.
Others said that although she has a point her timing is inappropriate.
I have so much respect for Becca but this comment is way overboard. You can use your platform to speak against tribalism in African countries but not to belittle people’s effort to end systematic and institutionalized RACISM in today’s world. And besides marriage is not MURDER! https://t.co/Ip7aVuRgF7— STOP RAPING GIRLS ……. (@OwareAma) June 4, 2020
Awww Sister Becca, i understand your frustration but the timing is wrong. You had January till May, hours, days,minutes you couldn’t voice this out until now that the whole world is dealing with race and superiority. This is about life and death not an opinion about marriage. https://t.co/HhkjYHuu2X— HARD (@Patrickhard5) June 4, 2020
This funny tho but I guess we actually adhere to that movement cos some of us have and know people who have gone through it and it’s terrible to make it an afterthought. What do I know let’s wait for fight of black power that started 400yrs to end then we move to others.— Supa “Kwame Anumud3” Chompia 🇬🇭 (@sins19kojohoho) June 4, 2020
Some users also said Becca herself has not been vocal about the tribalism she is advocating for.
But Auntie Becca, you have a big international platform and voice, and it seems you’ve been a victim of tribalism, have you ever started that dialog? Why wait for black people to unite against a major injustice then call us hypocrites? We didn’t take it out of context. You did. https://t.co/z4MDuelxKY— Raxi🌟 (@D3lah_say) June 4, 2020
‘What are we doing to combat xenophobia’ but you have never started a conversation about it or done something until people started talking about racism. You had to wait for a man to die before wanting to start a convo? https://t.co/1ATfyonEKT https://t.co/mDGlJX7FcS— Miss Brobbey (@_Sandra_Gh) June 4, 2020
Actress Lydia Forson also added that it was important for Becca to use her huge platform to begin talks on racism.
Sis,— #letstalkaboutitwithlydia (@lydiaforson) June 4, 2020
I believe you can dedicate your platform to speak on tribalism and give it the attention you feel it deserves, without denigrating the voices of those speaking against racism. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/8DMecuNx76
Why do I feel like I’m reading Sammy Gyamfi’s second tweet all over again https://t.co/uZrhs5IIgG— abOrƆfOnkAtEƐ tEArEr (@KwekuCyber) June 4, 2020
We’re fighting one thing at a time…. she could have done this long ago… when we’re done with what’s happening around the globe we will revisit her movement— Aasantewaa 👑❣️ (@Ama_Asikyire) June 4, 2020
You tell me that it’s not an AfrICAN issue. That we have tribalism.— Leron James of BizDev #noBtho (@GlobalMogulTO) June 4, 2020
I understand you. We all do.
Tribalism is everywhere.
Nigerians should not marry Ghanaians some say. Sometimes, an Ewe can never marry an Ashanti. In Ghana.
Ask a Japanese person about the Chinese.
Tribalism is such an important issue and you will not casually throw it in a separate conversation just because you want to say something.— IT’S KWAKYEWAA (@msNyantakyi) June 4, 2020
The Tribalism de3 it’s bad oo 💔— Fix your insecurities 😂😂🔱🇬🇭 (@mr_ofori_) June 4, 2020
But wo ankasa no woy3 sure s3 this thing happened to you😂😂😂😂
you people know you can advocate matters that you deem important without downplaying other matters that are equally important right??? You could have addressed the problem of tribalism without making it seem like people are wromg for seeing racism as a problem. Educate yourself— O. (@Khalidsbabee) June 4, 2020
There is no place in this world that a black person will go and not face racism, even in Jerusalem and Mecca, but I know definitely know places where tribalism don’t exist. Racism goes beyond tribal biases and discriminations.— Menelik(I) Son of the Wise 🇬🇭 (@winime_31) June 4, 2020
Nigerians are really out here comparing not being “allowed” to marry from another tribe with racism 😂— Idomagirl (@idomagirl) June 4, 2020
Your daddy did not let you marry an Igbo girl so it’s the same thing as racism.
Tribalism is bad & a big issue in Nigeria but have you ever faced racism?
Bringing up the case inter ethnic tribalism in these times where the whole world is battling global racism is selfish and insensitive. Like FFS have you ever heard of a case where Accra and Kumasi people have killed themselves? It’s just memes and shid we exchange not bullets.— Kyst (@Kyst_is_great) June 4, 2020
Completely loose talk. Becca when u travel to America I believe the police are gonna stop and ask you, are u from Africa when you’re being bullied. More also how much have you advocate against tribalism. Gyimii sei tam. Anything good we will start yal will go against.— The Mason 🧢 (@nitch_hoover) June 3, 2020
Exactly our point.. we can’t fight it all at once so when one arises we fight but don’t come trashing our efforts….. racism, tribalism,xenophobia are all equal bad and need to end— Aasantewaa 👑❣️ (@Ama_Asikyire) June 4, 2020
You even have a platform, you can start a movement and we would support. https://t.co/PP8cxXPCUb
Becca has a point, but Tribalism can’t be compared to racism. One is a choice and one is a life sentence. https://t.co/PKuGgEenr1— Alpha_T (@FiifiTeddy) June 4, 2020
Also please directly attack the person who criticized you for marrying a Nigerian if that is what your problem is. And remember, you’re also a hypocrite. Why? You sampled a fellow artist’s song with credit but here you are— Mayyy (@ohh_mayyy) June 3, 2020
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