Mihlali N believes preferring to support black business isn't racist

13 January 2021 - 14:00
By Deepika Naidoo
Influencer and make-up artist Mihlali Ndamase hit back at a comment that preferring to support black businesses was 'racist'.
Image: Instagram/Mihlali Ndamase Influencer and make-up artist Mihlali Ndamase hit back at a comment that preferring to support black businesses was 'racist'.

Media personality Mihlali Ndamase has hit back at claims that choosing to support black-owned businesses is “racist”.

Mihlali N is defs the certified look queen of Mzansi, but she also uses the power of her social media to spread awareness about issues plaguing society.

In this week's critiques, the YouTube sensation shared her opinions on black empowerment. The star said she had come across a person saying that disclaimers that show a preference for “black-owned” are “racist”.

However, the make-up guru was definitely not letting that type of comment slide. 

“Someone just said 'preferably black-owned' is racist, ha ha they hate anything that empowers black people,” wrote Mihlali.

Many agreed with Mihlali, sharing their own thoughts on racism that is still rampant in 2021. However, some users disagreed with Mihlali's take.

Check out their responses here:

This isn't the first time Mihlali has commented on issues in the black community. The star has also addressed how parents shy away from conversations about relationships, leaving scars on the lives of those affected.

The influencer's comments came after SowetanLIVE reported that a 12-year-old girl was allegedly subjected to brutal sjambokking by her mother and her live-in lover for “kissing” a boy.

“Black parents would rather beat their children to death than normalise having conversations about sexuality and romantic relationships ..." Mihlali wrote.