Bonang on negative comments: It hurts a lot. I’m a squishy person inside
TshisaLIVE | 2017-05-19 07:00:00.0
Bonang is the queen of silence
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Bonang Matheba calls herself the queen of silence, ignoring the negative comments she is slapped with on a daily basis, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt.
Bonang was on SABC 1 show, Six Heros to My Name, and spoke about the negative feedback she got when she first joined Top Billing and Metro FM.
“They said ‘Bonang is too ratchet. Bonang is too loud.’ It hurt a lot. On social media you get immediate feedback. At the end of the day I’m human. I’m Cancerian and Cancerian’s are the most sensitive in the zodiac.”
B said that despite the name-calling and immense amount of negativity surrounding the appointments, she pushed forward.
“There were moment when I cried. You read something, you see something and you cry. I’ve been called every name under the sun but there is a power in silence. Silence wins the war and I’ve mastered the art of online reputation management.”
B said that her mother was worried when she dropped out of university to pursue a career in entertainment, but for her getting the gig on LIVE was a dream come true.
“Black parents don’t view entertainment as a solid profession. It’s still a decision she wishes I hadn’t made. But I did. Landing that was a dream come true.”