*Tyrese Gibson is catching heat over a series of Instagram posts about reverse racism and white slaves in South Africa.
He even managed to piss off Jamie Foxx on Thursday with his bizarre messages amid rising racial tensions in the country.
It all started when Gibson advised his IG followers to watch a YouTube video about the reverse racism in South Africa.
“The flip……. Get to YouTube this is what’s going on in South Africa…….” he captioned a since-deleted four picture montage, per TooFab.
Here’s more from the outlet:
One showed a group of white men in chains with a Black slave-owner carrying a gun; one showed a white servant breastfeeding a Black baby for a wealthy Black woman; one showed a white girl choosing from rows of black dolls in a store; and one showed a group of Asian women getting pedicures from white workers.
The post caught the attention of many South Africans, including national celebs Bonang Matheba and Dineo Langa, who dragged the actor for his woefully uninformed comments.
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@Tyrese How could you even conceive the idea that black South South Africans are doing what slave masters did to Africans?
What was your motive especially at the time of such heightened racial tensions?
Did you do this for #AllLivesMatter against #BlackLivesMatter?
What is this? pic.twitter.com/O4egUxiKpq
— Tabudi (@Tabudim) June 18, 2020
Tyrese followed up with a video entitled “What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Plight Of Black People And The Myth Of Systemic Racism” — and he captioned the clip “Touchy touchy….. Who’s view do you agree with?”
According to the report, the 13-minute compilation video featured interviews with Black actors such as Morgan Freeman, Lil Wayne, Denzel Washington and Anthony Mackie — that was apparently edited out of context into a montage of racism denial.
The clip caught the attention of Foxx.
“Huh????” Foxx replied with a shocked emoji. “WTF is this post for??”
“I’m confused,” he added.
“Race doesn’t matter???!! Look at what we goin threw right now… what does this post mean?? Who is this for??” [sic]
“Again I say! What is this post for??? During this horrific time for us? Why are we even talking about what these guys are saying from the comfort of a press junket?? Cmon man we can’t be this comfortable. Think about the pain these families are going threw Because of the color of their skin..”
Tyrese later posted a half hour-long video explaining himself, and he captioned the clip: “Dear South Africa ??This is my response to what has now become controversial- Love and light always! [ shout to team short attention span ] Ha!”
He has yet to respond to Foxx directly.