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that's a pretty zef style fringe on that little girl
wonder if they ever studied at st martins college?
Draw attention to shit etc, not saintly or anything, just interesting.
Especially when you read that the only reason they chose to live in that particular township was that it's where their domestic servant came from.
They're pretending to be poor for a year, all the while knowing that they can go right back to their previous life whenever they want to.
fair enough though, thanks to them I now know that there's racial segregation in south africa.
A month is even worse. The trustafarians who live in squats, or go to India to 'find themselves' usually stick it out for a couple of years at least.
It's poverty tourism similar to gap year kids going to India and saying it's all so inspiring how the locals live etc then going back to a rich confortable life.
But are you suggesting that they shouldn't have bothered, because the other residents of the township would feel a bit patronised? If anything I would think that they would feel a bit bemused, so what?
when at any moment you can pack up and leave. That's not living in poverty, that's camping.
Feeling like you're trapped and forgotten is one of the big things people in that situation experience, that sense of no way out. And you don't get that when you're doing it for a fucking blog.
they are saying "we are rich, but we want to see what it is like for you". It's not saintly, or perhaps even admirable, but its not monstrous or wrong
Apart from the living conditions. There's no experience of the long-term segregation, discrimination, struggle to survive, fear of not knowing whether you'll have money at the end of the month, fear of having no job, or no healthcare, or losing your family or your friends.
Being poor is only part of the problem; knowing that it will never, ever end for you or your family is the rest.
Bit hypocritical, buddy.
without having to pretend that we're just like them for a month.
If it makes some completely oblivious, naive people more aware then it's a good thing, but I suspect those same oblivious, naive people are exactly the same ones who perpetuate the conditions that lead to this situation anyway.
with people living in poverty having lived with them for a month?
I don't think the Hewitts are claiming that they were "pretending to be just like" the full-time residents of Mamelodi for a month.
Now, whether you think that the Hewitts are from that group or are coming at this from a cynical point of view, it's not hard to appreciate how patronising they sound and are.
Our month in the slum (instagramed selfy on the front cover)
haha, this is well shit! back to the mansion, laterz plebs
wringing their hands at it all from afar
on internet message boards.
outside of here.
These people will be getting enough stick from horrible rancid racist people, without it being piled on by right-thinkin libruls like you and I.
I'm sure you do plenty to help and emphathise with the poor, this doesn't take away from what you or anyone else are doing
you bellends have given that smirking boob a little victory here.
but when I am I like my arguments to be inconsistent with my posts elsewhere and the comment trees to be long and confusing