Thuso Mbedu dragged for faking American accent, praise Tyla for keeping it real

South African actressThuso Mbedu got dragged for faking her American accent while on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress was pitted against Water hitmaker Tyla, who was interviewed on The Jennifer Hudson Show and remained true to her local coloured community accent, unlike Thuso.

Thuso Mbedu was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she spoke about her shock when she saw her face on a billboard. She had just released The Woman King with Viola Davis, and their poster was on numerous billboards in America.

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She told the host, Ellen, about how excited she was when she saw it and boy, you’d swear it was an American speaking.

Now, she got dragged after Tyla had the opportunity to go on an American TV show.

Water hitmaker Tyla was interviewed on The Jennifer Hudson Show. She told the host, Jennifer, about how excited she was when she found out that she was nominated for a Grammy.

Mzanso drags Thuso, showing love to Tyla

Commenting on a post by X blogger @_LeratoMabuzaM, Mzansi had this to say:

@Lisa_Akh said:

“I loved her ‘Yoh’ I was like ‘Nee maan, she is coloured from Mzansi’.”
@JUSTouch19 said:

“That yoh just makes every South African proud.”
@montanhahh said:

“Tyla does not have to change for these Americans, they are the ones who are obsessed.”

@brownskinnono shared:

“Thuso has had to take accent and dialect classes as an actor. Even actors in the US have to take them if the character is from a different state. As a singer, Tyla doesn’t have to. They are both talented women, and South Africans should be proud.”


“You can’t compare the two! Thuso is an actress, of course her accent won’t be the same! Tyla is a singer. Different strokes for different folks.”

“Tyla is was we thought Trevor Noah and Thuso Mbedu would be for South Africans, I love her so much.”

@EdgedtoGully said:

“Thuso’s accent is so cringe. Love Tyla’s authenticity.”

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