Nollywood celebrities have reacted to the recent reports of the Delta State police parading a group of gay men who were arrested for organizing a gay wedding ceremony in the state, and Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha had quite a lot to say in reaction to their arrest.
Taking to social media, the thespian requested for the men to be freed, before going on to accuse the police and a faction of the Nigerian society for ignorance on the gay subject that the Nigerian society as equated with evil and western imperialism.
Georgina Onuoha goes on to charge Nigerians to delve deeper into the mystery of medical science to understand the physiology behind homosexuality than outrightly condemn it as sin.
Writing on a platform, Georgina Onuoha said;
“Leave these people alone. They did not kill, steal or harm anyone. They are not the cause of Nigeria’s demise and predicaments. Let them live their lives.
“You that are busy committing fraud, sleeping around with married men and women, lying etc You are no better than these folks living their lives.
“Until many of you work in the medical field and understand the mechanisms behind sexual orientation, you will continue to live by the preachings of hate many con artist who call themselves pastors have poured into you as preachings.
“I laugh at the stupidity of some Nigerians who still believe that sin has categories and being “gay” is the worst of.. You are only deceiving yourself. In the eyes of God, sin is sin and many of you indulge in worst sins.
The actress went on to ask Nigerians whether there stood a reward in heaven for the killing of another;
“I have a poignant question for you Nigerians, Do you think God will give you trophy if you harm or kill any of these people he created in his image and likeness? You will be hailed for committing murder? And you think God will welcome you with his open arms?
“What most of you practice is not. Christianity, you are practicing hate and bigotry. If for any reason you think this is a “western culture ” being brought to Nigeria, then you are the most ignorant of them all. Hold your politicians and pastors accountable for the anger and poverty you are facing and leave these people alone to live In Peace. This is not an endorsement of how they live their lives, rather this is about their humanity. Let them be.” the actress wrote on her social media platform.
Other celebrities took her stance too, like Victoria Inyama and Uche Maduagwu who both voiced their opinions over the matter.
Uche Maduagwu was quoted as writing; “This is so unfair.” in condemnation of the arrests, while Victoria Inyama wrote in sarcasm;
“Parade the poor ones whilst idolising the rich ones. Make it make sense.”
Popular comedic actor, Chinedu Ikedieze also commented on the situation writing in jest of the news and Nigeria’s economic crisis,
“Na wa oh, wetin dis economy dey cause”
Mr. Funny however wrote a cryptic post, “the devil is a liar.” in reaction to the report
The Delta State Police Command in Asaba had on Tuesday apprehended over 100 suspects allegedly involved in a gay wedding ceremony that took place within the state. Security operatives subsequently paraded the said suspects.