South African actress Pearl Thusi topped the Twitter trends list on Saturday 30 October after Tweeps discussed her Halloween costume.
PEARL THUSI GOES AS AKASHA FOR HALLOWEEN
To celebrate Halloween this year, Pearl Thusi honored the memory of late American singer Aaliyah as she recreated one of her costumes.
The Queen Sono star dressed up as Akasha — “Queen of the damned.”
“A K A S H A QUEEN OF THE DAMNED. Crown kept moving but at least it stayed on lol,” the post was captioned.
The actress committed to the look and got a doctor come in to create fangs for her look.
“Some might say @lexleodrsmile and I take this Halloween thing too seriously… Not house calls for your doctor to create fangs for the commitment to the look,” the post was captioned.
Pearl’s daughter Thando Mokoena also dressed up and joined in on the fun.
“I have so much fun with this one. When wholesome and crazy meet beautifully. ,” the post was captioned.
TWEEPS ON PEARL THUSI CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN
After Pearl posted her Halloween pictures, Tweeps began to drag her on Twitter. A Tweep thought she did not fear God. While another thought Halloween was a day dedicated to Satan.
“Seriously guys, people no longer fear God…like what is this?? Can someone please define Halloween for me and what it’s about,” wrote a Tweep.
“Halloween is a day dedicated to Satan…a day where a lot of evil happens and goes by unnoticed. People need to know these things,” wrote another Tweep.
Other Tweeps thought Halloween was not celebrated in South Africa.
“Where is this culture of Halloween coming from marr (because) a lot of our celebrities (are) doing it,” wrote a Tweep.
While others thought she perfectly executed the look.
PEARL THUSI RESPONDS TO TWEEPS
In response to Tweep’s comments, the Quantico star challenged the notion of Halloween not being South African. She explained that other western traditions such as Christmas and white weddings are celebrated.
“Woke Twitter mad (because) we (are) celebrating Halloween while it’s ok that they celebrate Christmas , get married in white dresses and blow birthday cakes which are also western/non African traditions,” she wrote.
“I love you Pearl with all my heart but stop shoving Halloween on our throats this is not America,” commented a Tweep.