South African Tempers Flare Over Interracial Poster

Poster comprised by student division of Democratic Alliance in South Africa is condemned by politicians.

Apartheid is dead, Nelson Mandela is free, and now South Africa houses luxury resorts where they host people of all races including Atlanta’s Housewives (You can call them “Real,” we will not).  The only color that seems to matter is green.  But, just when we thought that was true, an interracial poster pops up and South Africans begin to show their true colors.

According to the Washington Post, the student division of the Democratic Alliance put the poster together depicting a relationship between a black woman and a white man–who appear to be nude– gazing lovingly in one another’s eyes.  Tempers flared amongst politicians and the media is on fire with what has become a controversial poster.

One went as far as to call it an “abomination.”  It appears South Africa hasn’t grown up as much as some thought it had.  The Provincial Secretary for the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Zet Luzipo said:

“The poster says, ‘Join the DA to have an affair with a white person It entrenches the white supremacy that we fought against during the liberation struggle. We will not be excited with having an affair with a white person; we will not be enticed by that.”

That’s just one of the negative depictions of the campaign.  There are positive supporters as well.  One took to their Facebook page saying:

Love the DA! This campaign image is exactly what South Africa needs, now all the irrelevant racist “boers” can F off to their tiny irrelevant parties and the rest of us can stand together as one post-apartheid nation where race, religion or sexual preference doesn’t mean anything, we’re all human! Go DA! You have my vote. 🙂

Maybe South Africa will join the rest of the world and grow up.  The poster just shows two people that are happy with one another.  Read more here.

-J.C. Brooks

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