Ring Of Lies Actress Tessa Twala On Being A Yellow Bone! The Swaziland born actress is making a name for herself in the SA television industry having made her debut on Zabalaza and now Ring Of Lies.
Tessa admits that being a foreigner she has had her fair share of being bullied and experience with xenophobia. The actress however says she has had it easier compared to other foreigners because she is light skinned.
“I did experience xenophobia, but I won’t lie, it was subtle because of the way that I look. I admit that it is because I am light skinned. I don’t know why it is that way, because I see it and I experience it but I don’t think it’s as bad as it is for other people. It’s like, the lighter you are the better you are treated,” she said.
The actress says she can’t change what she looks like but she values merit.
“I can tell you right now, I don’t care what colour or complexion you are, I will call you out. People who know me will tell you, if you try to to be racist, sexist or anything to discriminate against me, I will tell you ‘no, don’t do that, not with me. Stop!’ I also hate people who stand by and just watch because that makes you an enabler.”