When South African-born actress Thuso Mbedu first starting making it big in America, her local fans begged her not to change her accent. The Woman is King star was very annoyed about this and even slammed one man for asking her to “reduce” her new American accent. It looks like she has completely ignored the critics and now speaks with a thick American accent. This didn’t go unnoticed by South Africans after a fan page shared a clip of the star talking.
Many of them are now saying she is a “gone girl” and is no longer authentically South African.
Thuso Mbedu adopts American accent, stuns SA
In September last year, award-winning actress Thuso Mbedu shared a scathing clapback with a Twitter users who asked her not to lose her South African accent.
“Reduce the American accent beautiful. Was watchin ur interview. Don’t lose the South ah accent,” the tweep told her. To this she responded: “Don’t talk about things you know nothing about.”
It looks like she’s decided to ignore all accent talk and now speaks with a full blown American accent.
Her fans almost immediately noticed this after a fan page shared a TikTok video of her talking. Take a look at the clip below:
A gone girl?
After hearing that Thuso was no longer sounding South African, many people headed to the comment section to remark that she is now a “gone girl”.
“Accente bathong! She’s a gone girl,” one fan wrote about the star while another said: “I love how you are accepting and adapting to change. Not a typical black person. Loving your accent hey.”