Kgomotso expressed her disappointment, unafraid of being criticized for her opinion.
“It would be amiss of me not to publicly have a view about Pearl Thusi’s tits out pics which she has circulated on her socials, and I am happy to be dragged and unpopular for my opinion, but I will not be mum about it and encourage a mother of two on those vibes (whom I love so much, by the way). I am disappointed. PS: These are my views, and if you want to argue, please ask yourself if your mother has ever paraded the streets tits out. How would you feel as a child/teen about it? If the answer is yes and you feel good, please go argue with her.”
In response to the backlash, Pearl Thusi took to her Instagram stories to defend herself.
She emphasized that there is nothing new about people seeing her breasts, referring to her previous appearances in films and magazine shoots.
“Also, y’all need to stop acting like y’all ain’t see my ladies in my movies already. Nothing new happening here. I even did the Marie Claire naked, twice.”
Podcaster Penuel The Black Pen also weighed in, expressing his disapproval of Pearl’s outfit and considering it a negative influence on young, impressionable girls.
“I don’t think it’s liberating… I think it promotes the cheapening of the female body, in the eyes of most men. Pearl has done really well for her career, but I don’t approve of her current shenanigans,” he said.
This is Pearl Thusi’s body. She has agency & must dress however she wishes, within legal requirements.
But I personally don’t approve of this. I think it’s a bad example for young impressionable kids/girls. I don’t think it’s liberating… I think it promotes the cheapening of… pic.twitter.com/Z0l8XTy40x
— Penuel The Black Pen (@GodPenuel) June 12, 2023
Penuel emphasized the importance of sharing thoughts on the matter, as silence may be misconstrued as approval.
“We’re not yet mentally liberated to be nude like this… most men see this as fishing for pervert attention, & a desperate desire to trend by any means. With that said, again, Pearl can dress however she wishes,” he concluded.
In my opinion, I believe that individuals, including women, should have the freedom to express themselves through fashion. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.