Before you make a comment on social media about an East African nation, think twice because you could find yourself in a Twitter storm.
This is a lesson that American rapper, Talib Kweli, learnt the hard way after his comment about gays in Uganda sparked a tweef.
Responding to a tweeter who linked FGM practices to Islam in Somalia, Kweli said that “Christian LRA rebels massacred gays in Uganda”.
The rapper based his argument on a publication written by Dorothy Anderson titled Uganda Lord Resistance Army: Kill all gays.
Ugandans on Twitter were not too amused with Kweli’s remarks with many accusing him of being heavily misinformed about the state of affairs on the continent.
The day Talib Kweli went full time Blonde. 😂🙆 pic.twitter.com/m0e2edsUlm
— Qwenga (@bkyeyune) June 19, 2016
Talib Kweli is fitting into the stero-typical view we have of some Americans not knowing anything past their borders https://t.co/Vhfe6blONJ
— Kasabiiti Ntambirweki (@Kasabiiti) June 19, 2016
Talib Kweli is strange, he started out with LRA killing gays and now he is making it all about the homophobia.
— EM (@NoirEnBlanca) June 20, 2016
Bwesigye tweeted, “The irony in the Talib Kweli backlash is that we are not saying that Uganda is gay- tolerant.