Vanessa Hartley enraged Twitter and Facebook communities after she posted that black people in Hout Bay are “like stupid animals”, and suggested tying them to a rope, and drawing up a petition to limit their access to Hout Bay.
Two of her Facebook friends called her out on her inapporopriate comments to which she replied “I don’t see that stating there mere term ‘African’ as racist!!! What has become of freedom of speech?? Why do you have to go down this road!!” (Speaking of being stupid, maybe somebody should learn to use grammar correctly.)
Users soon began to cirulate her contact details along with the hashtags #VanessaHartley and #TheyLikeStupidAnimals.
The post #TheyLikeStupidAnimals Facebook rant has “Black Twitter” community up in arms.