Janet Jackson Faces Backlash Over Nelson Mandela Message, Later Deletes Post
Janet Jackson is one of the many celebrities who have taken to social media to support the “Stay Home” message during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, her post didn’t go over so well with some fans. On Saturday (April 4th), the 53-year-old singer shared a meme of Nelson Mandela standing inside a prison cell. The meme stated the following,
‘In isolation for 27 years. No family, luxuries, phone. Just hope and a vision. We can do this..’
Janet Jackson captioned the picture with
The post received mixed reactions.
Janet Jackson using Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment to encourage social distancing.???????????? pic.twitter.com/BM1IHMtTRM
— Thibos (@ThibosAfrika) April 4, 2020
Its actually less then that, people don’t know that Mandela was moved into a guest house in the late mid 80s, some 10 years before his official release, this mean he spent almost 10 years leaving under house arrest with family visitors and ANC negotiators.
— (((The System Only SERVES The RICH (@C_Massala) April 4, 2020
Janet Jackson upset Mandela and his homegirls , now we’re here.
— Dont worry about that sweetheart (@Yan_ndie) April 5, 2020
So you’re telling me Mandela had a choice to leave Robin Island? ?
— wash your hands ?? (@njabzin01) April 4, 2020
The injustice that was done to Mandela is very different
— Hayi suxoka? (@aphelelejody) April 5, 2020
People need to relax!! @JanetJackson has met Mandela she knows his history in fact the Jacksons came to visit Mandela on a few occasions. She was only saying “this man was in prison for 27 years for our freedom, and we only need to stay home a few days for ourselves & health”
— Njabulo ?? (@iNjabulo_) April 5, 2020
I get what @JanetJackson was saying: Nelson Mandela was taken into isolation with no luxury’s and still survived 27 years!
You dumbasses still have the freedom and the luxuries of family, your televisions, cable, Internet and everything else and still can’t stay the fuck home! pic.twitter.com/IjtdE7DvL2
— A. A. (@JosiahLevada) April 5, 2020
Nelson Mandela was sentenced to prison for 27 years for attempting to overthrow South Africa’s Apartheid law. Apartheid was a political and social system of segregation and discrimination against ones race.
Janet Jackson later deleted the post.
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