Helen Zille causes mayhem with the cartoon tweet
The cartoon depicts a black man who tells a white man to “give back the land you stole”. The white man is shown accusing the black man of raping his wife, which he denies.
This aptly captures the fallacy and racism behind race generalizations. pic.twitter.com/a4Q32WfdTN
— Helen Zille (@helenzille) December 29, 2019
Twitter users went ballistic.
Is Helen now generalising and saying all black people are rapists?
Is she also denying that land was forcefully taken from a people and people were murdered for the land?
The DA and Helen Zille are very disrespectful then if these are her views.
They do not deserve any power https://t.co/ZfyJEQXKws
— JM (@JoyMulalo) December 30, 2019
How many times have you heard that white people are responsible for the rape of black people because of the land issue?
— Orion (@ori0n7) December 31, 2019
Helen Zille says that calling all black people rapists is the same as rightfully and factually stating that white people possess stolen land. White victimhood is the absolute pits. White people wanna be oppressed so badly. https://t.co/f8KAw7Lu2i
— Nuhaa (@nuhaavstheworld) December 30, 2019
Helen Zille spews racist crap about Africans & pretend to be shocked when people react, aim is to gaslight;
The purpose is to normalise the racist diatribe by claiming those calling it out are “fake outraged”;
She’s trying to create space for her & her kind to be racist freely☹️. https://t.co/Am2gqfWTwP
— Cash (@Phasha_Caswell) December 30, 2019
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) December 30, 2019
It's a cartoon of two people accusing each other falsely of heinous crimes in the basis of their race. That is despicable. You really have to do a lot of contortioning to twist the meaning of that cartoon.
— Helen Zille (@helenzille) December 30, 2019