R&B singer Tyrese was trending on social media this weekend after the R&B singer re-posted photos that originated on a racist White South African website.
The Fast & Furious star drew backlash after instructing his followers to go on Youtube to learn more about people of African descent enslaving those who are white.
It all started after Tyrese directed his 12 million Instagram followers to a video on Youtube called 'Poor Whites / Rich Blacks' along with a series of pictures showing subservient white people captioned, "This is what's going on in South Africa.
He included four pictures in a collage that included a Black slave owner carrying a gun as he lorded over white men in chains. Another depicted a white woman breastfeeding, white women giving Asians pedicures, and a white child choosing from a display of Black girls.
South Africa, and its government, has been bombarded with propaganda - circulated by White racists - who claim that the country now forces Whites into a second class citizen role. Those claims are laughably false, given that Whites still control most of the country's wealth.
But on Friday, Tyrese re-posted those racist claims on Instagram - saying that the African country is suffering from "reverse-racism".
Here's his post.
Tyrese quickly went viral. And millions of South Africans immediately began to "cancel" him. After being called out for spreading fake news, #Tyresemustfall began trending on South African Twitter and Tyrese eventually deleted the post.
Tyrese, however, didn’t back down and continued to press his point. He shared a link to the 13-minute video “What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Plight Of Black People And The Myth Of Systemic Racism” created by the conservative outlet, Media Research Center.
It features a montage of Black celebrities such as Morgan Freeman, Lil Wayne, Denzel Washington, and Anthony Mackie whose lives and careers were taken out of context to deny the existence of racism.
Tyrese quickly apologized for his disturbing post. But South Africans aren't accepting it. As of this morning, he was still trending on Twitter: