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Helen Zille Apologizes for Defending Colonialism, Twitter Tells Her to Try Again

The Premier of the Western Cape took to Twitter earlier to defend colonialism and folks aren't having it.

It looks like Donald Trump isn't the only politician who likes to show his ass on Twitter. Helen Zille, Premiere of the Western Cape of South Africa, enjoys dabbling in the popular game of "Ignorant Ass Tweeting" too.


Early today, Zille decided to dedicate her 140 characters to defending colonialism.

She could've tweeted about unicorns or the weather, but she settled on colonialism instead. She essentially told those of us whose history and culture were ransacked by greedy white people to just "look on the bright side."

Here are her thoughts on the matter:

 

 

When people began calling her out, she tried to defend her statement even further.

After being rightfully dragged for her unsound opinion, Zille tried to clarify her statements.

She also tried to be slick by retweeting this:

Her haphazard apology and lazy retweet are currently fooling NO ONE.

 

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