Ears and Eyes12.12.2013
There’s a lot to to be said about how some international media houses chose to cover Madiba’s passing. While we don’t condone the fake interpreter incident, (it wasn’t the first time apparently), we find it surprising that that single image is being used used to gloss over Obamas’ selfie incident, or Bush‘s photo-op with Bono. Don’t even get us started on the racialised narratives, like how they used an image of Michelle Obama which fit with the angry black woman reductivist thinking so prevalent in Tyler Perry movies – you know, the one where the black woman’s always ready to pounce on any bitch who steps in her territory?! Double kak!!!