Entrepreneur Tbo Touch found himself trending on Twitter, after he tweeted about beggars, and the suggestion that they need to change the way they think, in order to get out of poverty.
According to Thabo “TBo Touch” Molefe, being rich or poor all boils down to “mental disposition”. Check the tweet that started it all:
The only difference between the guy I just drove pass begging in streets and myself is our mental disposition. Let’s change how we THINK🙏🏾
— Tbo Touch (@iamtbotouch) July 18, 2017
His tweet angered a lot of people, and of course black reacted. Many called him insensitive and arrogant. The debate is still going on, on twitter since he did the tweeted last night.
A lot of people felt that he was out of line, to make judgement like that without even knowing someones’ story, their struggles and what they deal with on the daily. Check some of the tweets below:
Tbo Touch needs to understand that no one grows up and aspires to be homeless and a beggar. We all have dreams but life comes at you.
— Oatlhotse (@Gert_LeNinja) July 19, 2017
Does Tbo Touch know you can’t think on an empty stomach.
— Lerato (@AndImLee) July 19, 2017
I see Tbo touch judging people with out knowing their situations, circumstances or even offering any help 😕
— Views (@aCameraShyGuy2) July 19, 2017
Tbo touch tweeted like a person who has no idea about the economic oppression we as Black people face on a daily basis.
— ❄Queen In The North❄ (@BossladyMsibi) July 19, 2017
So Tbo Touch sold out & now he thinks he has the audacity to look down on beggars who have never sold out on anyone to make a living pic.twitter.com/UC7xt1w1PF
— IG: @AdvBarryRoux (@AdvBarryRoux) July 19, 2017