Thishiwe Ziqubu is not her for homophobic comments as she has made it known she is all about educating the masses about homosexuality.
The openly gay actress/filmmaker in a new interview with Pabi Moloi slammed claims that it is okay for homosexuals to have to ‘come out the closet.’ “Coming out as a concept is very homophobic in itself because heterosexual people don’t come out, no one has ever had to say: ‘Ma, I’m straight,’ so why is it that if I love women, I have to say: ’Ma, I’m gay?’ It’s to make straight people feel comfortable. So yeah I’ve never had to come out, I just lived as myself.” On educating people about homosexuality with her art, Thishiwe said; “I always said that my activism is art, so everyone has their own calling, there are people that go out and do the work, they go to communities, they educate people. I make films, and I use films to educate people about such things without also being too preachy. So for me, that’s my activism, spreading love is another way you can cure, kill, destroy, obliterate homophobia, it has to be messages of love.” On the backlash received after a loved-up photo of herself and her boo actress Mandisa Nduna surfaced online, Thishiwe said; “Obviously we know it’s a huge problem, it’s disgusting how people feel that it is ok to take from someone, to rob them, to rape them, to attack them, or to even spew hate speech because they differ to you, who gave you the right?” On work, the filmmaker said; “I just wrote, directed and creatively produced a four-part urban fantasy mini-series, so it’s almost done, it’s going to be on air in July, and it’s beautiful. I’m so proud of my work and I love that I am able to say that.” Photo Credit: Thishiwe Ziqubu