"We Ride At Dawn" - Social Media Defend Coloured South Africans On "American Tok"
Photo Cred: TikTok

“The last time we were this united as South Africans was in 2010 during the World Cup. Yeyi! We are fighting them!!”


Johannesburg, South Africa (30 January 2023) – South Africans have taken to the comment section of a Joburg content creator’s TikTok after she “upset” Americans by calling herself coloured.

In American culture, “Coloured” is a racist slur but in South Africa, the same word refers to a multiracial ethnic community that makes up nearly 9% of the country’s population.

But why is this even newsworthy?

Because the comments are hilarious! South Africans have taken to Missy Robert’s TikTok to defend her use of the word “Coloured” and rally together in our country’s name. Many of the American commentators have started deleting their “armchair warrior” responses.

“One thing about South Africans. Injury to one is an injury to all. LOL.” – Judith Moate

“Who are we fighting bestie I have arrived.” – Kingsiba 

“They just discovered other countries exist outside North America.” – Mimi Dee 

“All that electricity and internet to not even ‘knew dis’.” – Yolanda Lekota 

“I’m here to fight, where should I station myself?” – Leqhoqhobele 

“I’m from Twitter and I came with my leggings ready to fight whoever doesn’t know that there is an ethnic group of people called Coloureds in South Africa.” – TrimLady 

“So people know Nelson Mandela, Trevor Noah and Charlize Theron but don’t know South Africa is a country… God bless America.” – Sihle 

“Reinforcements here. Sorry I’m late. Waar is hulle?” – Kay 

“The last time we were this united as South Africans was in 2010 during the World Cup. Yeyi! We are fighting them!!” – Sarah Mashaakgomo 

Watch the videos below:

@missyrobertsxo It’s giving rich coloured aunty lol. 😂 @thatjadey #colouredaunties #pincurls #richaunty ♬ original sound – Missy on a Mission

@missyrobertsxo Replying to @Villain #greenscreen girl what should I call myself then? #colouredpeople #colouredculture #southafrica #africanamerican #colouredaunties ♬ original sound – Missy on a Mission

Sources: TikTok 
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