Racism tweet: Ama K Abebrese, Lydia Forson educate Becca; Twitter trolls come at her
Ghanaian musician Becca has been schooled by her actress Ama K Abebrese over her recent tweet which many have described as ‘insensitive’.
The tweet, which got the songstress in the social media trends, stated that Africans who condemned racism but glorified tribalism were “damn hypocrites.”
Becca posted: “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!!!”
The ‘insensitive’ tweet attracted a lot of backlash and comments, especially in the wake of unfair treatment meted out to George Floyd, a Black man in America, which led to his death not long ago and at a time when globally, multitudes are condemning racism and demanding justice with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
Among those who reacted to the ‘African Woman’ hitmaker’s tweet was ‘Sinking Sands’ actress Ama K Abebrese, seeking to educate her on the fact that both acts were wrong and must not be condoned and yet “incomparable.”
Ama K Abebrese also tweeted, shortly after: “Sis they are both wrong, however, it’s incomparable to equate the fight for the systemic racism in the USA to African tribalism in marriage and hypocrisy. You can highlight that without appearing to diminish the fight about police brutality. Murder is not marriage. Love always.”
Afterwards, many social media users began propagating a beef between the two ladies.
In response, Ama K Abebrese tweeted once again: “If anyone thinks this is a beef with @beccafrica, they are sadly wrong. This is a discourse and I get where sis is coming from and it is valid; though I may not agree with the comparison.
Let’s be united in love and stand up to injustice wherever we see it, home and abroad.”
Sharply, outspoken actress Lydia Forson also tweeted, in support of Ama K Abebrese: “Sis, 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.
Amidst the racism-tribalism banter, Twitter users have trolled Becca heavily.
One Twitter, user with the handle, @Alexand25771759 said Becca: “You are here in Ghana doing music but u jump to South Africa to copy someone’s song… Damn thief!!”