Media personality and business man Tbo Touch came under fire on Twitter this week after tweeting that the difference between him and a man begging on the streets is their mental disposition.
The only difference between the guy I just drove pass begging in streets and myself is our mental disposition. Let's change how we THINK🙏🏾— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) July 18, 2017
His tweet was instantly criticized, particularly from #BlackTwitter, who pointed out that the tweet was ill informed and insensitive.
Life is harder than you make it sound Touch. Trust. No one starts out in life with the negative intention of ending up begging on the street— StyleByBBM (@bongiwemhlalasa) July 18, 2017
Dude! He makes it seem like people just wake up and choose to be poor and live in poverty— Mazet (@umuntuZa_) July 18, 2017
I'm hurt. Does he know the struggles that people go through to try and make it? Did he stop and find out the story of that person's life? No— StyleByBBM (@bongiwemhlalasa) July 18, 2017
Following this Xolani Gwala asked listeners to come up with words or phrases that describe being attacked by #BlackTwitter.
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