Following the news of Oscar Pistorius' six-year prison sentence, South Africans take to Twitter to point out a few of the things #OscarWillBeOutBefore.
Photo illustration by Aaron Leaf.
If you haven’t already heard, disgraced Olympian and murderer Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years for shooting and killing Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Six years. FOR MURDER.
A lot can change in six years. But also, not that much.
In 2010 I was listening to Janelle Monáe. Ice Prince was well on his way to superstardom with "Oleku." Wizkid was already a superstar. Lupita Nyong'o starred in MTV's Shuga a year prior. We already knew Kanye as the friendly neighborhood crazy person. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck was the talk of town. Willow Smith was the coolest nine-year-old in the world. Facebook had a big Blockbuster movie made about it. “Like a G6” and “TiK ToK” were annoying.
Remember when those came out? Yeah, me too. Because it was like yesterday.
In six years, Oscar Pistorius, a convicted murderer, will be a free man.
South Africans and non-South Africans alike are taking to Twitter today to point out a few of the things Pistorius may very well be out of prison before:
#OscarWillBeOutBefore Frank Ocean decides we are worthy of a new album
— Siyanda Mohutsiwa (@SiyandaWrites) July 6, 2016
— Liteboho (@LitebohoMolise) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore I find WizKid on One Dance
— Louis (@L_Dendere) July 6, 2016
#oscarWillBeOutBefore Frank Ocean drops his damn album
— IG : Nondoo_ (@Nondoo_) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore bafana bafana win any trophy?
— IG:IamInverse (@IamInverse) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore Jacob Zuma pays back the money
— [MASH 011❄GP] (@MashMash011) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore South Africans start saying Cassper Nyovest is the Kanye West of SA
— Elvis (@Backz_BRIZZY) July 6, 2016
— Leila Matsombe (@leilamatsombe) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore white people admit there's white privilege!
— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore some people learn the difference between There and Their, This and These, Were and We're and Weather and Whether. ?
— Bad Hair BADDIE✨ (@LESEGO_MAKWE) July 6, 2016
— Timothy Maurice (@timothymaurice) July 6, 2016
#OscarWillBeOutBefore we learn who won the MTN plane
— JustNtombi (@NtombiAdorableJ) July 6, 2016