After Somizi Mhlongo announced the passing of his mum on Saturday many anticipated Rasta to do what he does best, paint celebrities who have passed shortly after it is announced.
He does not only paint those who have left us, however he tasks himself to paint famous people. Somgaga appreciated the kind gesture and shared the pictures of his paintings on social media.
Even though he always gets it wrong, many applaud him for his efforts however, the passing of Mary Twala touched many people and the wounds are still fresh. Many see Rasta’s painting of the late veteran disrespectful and attention-seeking with a majority calling for him to be cancelled.
Here are the reactions:
We’ve given Rasta so much attention now he’s crossing the line. pic.twitter.com/RsiBzSyJ0a
— Efkay Lele Legodi ⚪ (@lele_efkay) July 6, 2020
I’m starting to find Rasta portraits disrespectful a bit as he knows he can’t paint but he still flaunts them around,this not how you honour the passing of someone.(maybe it’s just me) pic.twitter.com/rX6vUmJ59r
— Aviwe (@Diko_Avee) July 6, 2020
Rasta please please learn from the best pic.twitter.com/2Jb5CR5VkU
— Thabang Mashiyane (@Thabang_ANC) July 6, 2020
Honestly why is Ratsa the artist that is used to paint portraits of legends. Can we please cancel him there are many talented South African artists that are hungry for his position and could do a great job https://t.co/W2XheQNRbq
— katli_mothei (@katlego_motheii) July 6, 2020
— ༺༻ (@Chaotic__SA) July 6, 2020
Normalize suing Ratsa for his “artwork”.
He is disrespectful.
— Rhulani (@Gudda_boogie) July 6, 2020
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