Tsholo describes what people see when looking at the poster:
Focusing on someone race can never stamp out racism, I think. At the end of the day, because the poster is ABOUT race, when you look at the poster you see a BLACK girl and a WHITE guy, not just a couple.
However, SihleMthembu believes the campaign was a success:
Personally, I think all of u are getting emo (emotional) about nothing, lol. Whether it was black guy and a white chick or not, it would have still sent the same message. I think this campaign is success in the sense that it has people talking. I think the idea is about crossing racial boundaries….and my guess is the ones finding it very hard to accept this campaign for what it is are individuals who are still not comfortable with inter-racial relationships.
Below are some of the responses on Twitter:
@wildebees: If a UK political party’s youth wing got this amount of debate going on Twitter they’d be hailed as pure genius #DASO
@joshjordaan: I’ve just heard that yesterdays #DASO poster was on SkyNews this morning! International!
@ryguy_smith: How does one go about finding the man posing on the recent #DASO homosexual poster? Also, who has a wedding dress to lend me?
@simphiwedana: If you want to tackle race, address the issue of white privilege. Like the people of Duluth are doing #DASO
@thealexparker: Yawn. #DASO poster so very JCR. Does have the benefit of pissing off the right people, mind you.”
@OliverHermanus: As someone in an interracial relationship I don’t look twice & folk don’t look twice at me. Its relevant, but isn’t the future bigger? #DASO
@scrookson: The DASO poster is obviously designed to be controversial. Attention seeking because the DA needs it?”
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