Pearl Thusi said to live within her means

Pearl Thusi said to live within her means

Pearl Thusi
Pearl Thusi

With the lockdown not ceasing anytime soon, South African artists are apparently struggling and aren’t ready to make ends meet. Pearl Thusi received tons of backlash when she asked minister of sports, arts and culture Nathi Mthethwa, to help artists financially.

Nathi has been called out multiple times by artists, who are accusing him of not having an oz of remorse for the artists who are losing their sources of income during this era . they need even nicknamed him ‘Minister of condolences’ because the sole time he apparently ever avails himself is when an artist passes on.


“Dear Minister @NathiMthethwaSA , I say this within the sincerest way… artists are struggling… are you able to assist with actual support/ money like how you tweet us congrats and condolences,” she wrote.

Although her message is one among high importance seeing how various businesses are closing down because they can’t keep afloat thanks to lockdown restrictions, tweeps didn’t appreciate her privilege.

Pearl, and other artists were told to measure within their means and hamper on costs in order that they can manage.

“Wait..Bheka Bheki…What are you guys being paid per acting gig, Tv appearance etc. because theirs actor from generations who allegedly is owing Uber drivers R5000 and it makes me wonder if the Ent industry is basically a viable career because failing to pay R5000 once you on tv may be a bit discouraging,” a tweep responded referencing Letoya Makhene’s situation.

Another tweep said artists live exorbitant lifestyles whereas they ought to hamper , “This people are becoming paid good money. the matter is that when they’re on TV they upgrade their lives beyond their means. That’s their problem.”

“Adjust your lifestyle…there’s folks that need it more. you cannot compare artist that wanna look rich with people struggling for meals a day . it is the problem of not diversifying your income when you’re up…but when you’re down all of a sudden government must help?”

“Money for what? Yok’thenga amaGucci nama LV. We as people on the bottom we struggling & we are the one who support artist & nobody is mention that,” a tweep slammed Pearl.


Just last week, Pearl also got attacked on social media following her tweet about asking people what has the South African government gotten right aside from being corrupt, “Apart from corruption, what else does the South African Government do well? (10 marks),” she said.

People reminded her that she was also affiliated with a party before so she should take a back seat.

Pearl always had a love-hate relationship with Twitter and she or he had skilled that. “People who don’t such as you will even hate how you blink. Just keep walking your path… and that they want you to prevent and address their issues with you to slow you down. KEEP MOVING!” she said.