It looks like media personality Anele Mdoda opened a can of worms by saying news anchors need to maintain the same look, but she is willing to die on that hill.
In her initial tweet, Anele said she needed news readers to stop changing their hairstyles.
“Unpopular opinion. Newsreaders on TV really need to stick to a look. News is about consistency, familiarity and trust. Changing wigs every day shame … Hayi it’s not making sure. In your own time wig it ghel but on the desk … please,” she wrote.
Her views met with mixed reactions with some feeling she was “taking a jab at black women”.
Despite the naysayers, the 947 radio presenter elaborated on her stance, bringing the matter of professional dress code to the table.
“Every job has a dress code. If yours does not. Well done. You are Mark Zuckerberg. Do you guys even know that in newsrooms they keep black jackets in case there is a major death. Can’t be mourning a person in yellow coat ke bo beyps. There is thought in everything hence people keep jobs for 30 years on the desk. If boring does not interest you … news anchoring is not for you. Come be a DJ with us,” she wrote.
Fans took to her comment section to say whether they agreed or disagreed.
Every job has a dress code. If yours does not. Well done. You are Mark Zuckerberg 👌🏾 do you guys even know that in newsrooms they keep black jackets incase there is a major death. Can’t be mourning a person in yellow coat ke bo beyps. There is thought in everything hence people…
— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) July 7, 2023