Archive | January, 2016

OF BETTER GAYS AND UGLY BLACKS

3 Jan

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On Sunday the now (in)famous Our Perfect Wedding (OPW) aired what is again deemed a controversial wedding. This time around the controversy came in the form of a same-sex (in line with the show’s descriptions, but in fact the couple are heterosexual couple, the bride being trans*) wedding from Limpopo. The happy and proud couple (Nthabiseng and Given) gave us their own depiction of a perfect wedding; and notwithstanding the usual set backs, the wedding was beautiful. It was comparable to the standard of many Black (usually township) weddings throughout recent history. However, as expected in a homophobic, patriarchal and non-transformed country, South Africans were up in arms declaring their disgust and extreme levels of discomfort towards the episode of OPW. Bible faithfuls wasted no time in reminding us about the origins (and intentions) of humans (Adam and Eve re-surfaced), traditionalists pointed to the death of African customs and traditions…

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