Amandla Stenberg under fire for mispronouncing her Xhosa name

Amandla Stenberg under fire for mispronouncing her Xhosa name

A video on Tiktok where the 'Hate You Give' star Amandla Stenberg mispronounces her name causes controversy.

Amandla Stenberg
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Amandla Stenberg is an American actress and was included in Time's list of Most Influential Teens in both 2015 and 2016.

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Misa Narrates posted her disappointment in a TikTok video in which she says Stenberg "doesn't have the tongue nor the interest" to do justice to the pronunciation of her Xhosa name.

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A lot of supporters and fans flocked to the comments section. One of them was Lady Zamar, who said: "It’s like taking an African artefact and putting it in a western museum and then giving it a different history just so it suits the western narrative.”

Have a look down below to see the video:

@misanarrates #stitch with @Soph mispronunciation of African names is lazy at this point. And yes, even Amandla and their parents are guilty of this laziness #amandlastenberg ♬ original sound - Misa Narrates

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