Like they say, nobody will help Africa/Africans tell their story, if we do not do so ourselves. Many Westerners come to Africa and the only stories they tell of Africa is of hunger, poverty, filth and diseases. They leave out the rich splendor of the continent and showcase the worst parts. Victoria Beckham, wife of former English footballer, David Beckham was in Kenya recently.
She posted this photo of herself in this Kenyan slum and many Africans didn’t find it nice or funny. One IG user with the name bimdizzle, said she was disappointed at Mrs Beckham adding that posing in a slum is nothing short of condescending, hypocritical, and manipulative. She wrote:
@mmarcuske you just spoke my mind. It’s really shocking. I’ve been to Kenya and I LOVE it there. There are slums in developed countries but you don’t see celebrities posing inside those slums. But when they come to “Africa”, they don’t mind posing in slums. How condescending, hypocritical, and manipulative. You could do better @victoriabeckham
What do you think???
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