Latest
 
  • All Share : 53921
    UP 0.37%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 47835.75
    UP 0.23%
    Financial 15 : 15404.5
    UP 0.29%
    Industrial 25 : 73003.78
    UP 0.19%
    Resource 10 : 31952.76
    UP 0.74%

  • ZAR/USD : 15.7283
    UP 1.37%
    ZAR/GBP : 22.853
    UP 0.58%
    ZAR/EUR : 17.4003
    UP 0.21%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1415
    UP 0.43%
    ZAR/AUD : 11.2486
    UP 0.45%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1212.8
    DOWN -0.55%
    Platinum US$/oz : 976
    DOWN -1.51%
    Silver US$/oz : 16.2
    DOWN -0.55%
    Palladium US$/oz : 536
    DOWN -1.11%
    Brent Crude : 49.48
    UP 0.04%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sun May 29 11:38:05 SAST 2016

Jo-Ann Strauss finds herself tangled in the Sparrow Twitter rage

Times LIVE | 04 January, 2016 17:02
Jo-Ann Strauss. File photo.
Image by: Esa ALexander

Former Miss South Africa and Top Billing presenter Jo-Ann Strauss has met the wrath of Twitter users after responding to Penny Sparrow's racist Facebook post making headlines in the news today.

Strauss's tweet read: "It's not what you call me, but what I answer to that counts." an African Proverb #PennySparrow.

Many Twitter users responded negatively to her tweet, causing the phrase  “African Proverb” to trend on Twitter.

That's a cute and lofty way of looking at life , but we can't be subjected to racism and asked to not react , I'm sorry @jo_annstrauss — Obzster (@Obakeng_N) January 3, 2016

Are You Obliquely Legitimizing Penny's Actions? Hate Speech Is A Violation Of Our Constitutional Right "Freedom Of Speech"“@jo_annstrauss: — Reign Mbuso Nkosi (@ReIgN_CoCo) January 4, 2016

What is Jo Ann Strauss trying to start now? Some people need to be smacked across the face. — Martha (@DahliaMystique) January 4, 2016

After seeing some of the reaction to her tweet, Strauss responded on her page.

I have never and will never condone racism or stupidity. Honestly disgusted by your comments. I stand by my previous tweet.

— Jo-Ann Strauss (@jo_annstrauss) January 4, 2016

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.