- Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe Etim, faces heat on social media
- Nigerians called out the star after she mourned victims of the recent New Zealand mosque terror attack
- They asked why she did not do the same for people who died at the recent three storey building collapse in Lagos
The month of March has proved to be a challenging one going by the number of tragic occurrences that have happened in just a short while.
On March 15, 2019, an Australian shooter identified as Brenton Tarrant, reportedly shot and killed 49 Muslims who were worshipping at mosques in New Zealand.
The attack shook several people all over the world and they trooped to social media to share their condolences. One of the people who sympathised with those affected by the attack is Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim.
The thespian took to her Instagram page to share a memorial photo as she preached love and peace with her caption. She wrote: “It is with heaviness of heart that the world has received the news of the New Zealand terror attack.
“My thoughts are with the good people of new Zealand and I pray that they all find healing in this trying moment.
“Terrorism knows no religion or race.
#newzealand #christchurch #newzealandmosqueshooting #loveandlight”
However, some Nigerians were not too impressed by her show of compassion seeing as she did not do a similar thing when a three storey building which housed a nursery and primary school collapsed in Lagos on March 13, 2019.
Some of her fans took to the comment section to call her a hypocrite while others shared their disappointment and vowed to unfollow her on the app. However a few people felt there was nothing wrong with the actress's action.
See some reactions below:
yvites_88: most Nigerian celebrities are wannabes they focus on foreign news and forget about their own country and the sad thing is that those foreign celebrities don’t even know or talk about the tragedies that happens in Africa!! Not saying that she shouldn’t have post but all lives matter and charity begins at home!!
chikaodi_okoro: @nseikpeetim I did not see you do this for 20 children that died in Lagos.
anateadams: Men there nothing wrong with what she had done if you ain't pleased with it walk off. The world needs what she just did and she hasn't disregarded her country or continent by this act why the complain. Mama carry on jaree, jobless and frustrated people wey no know where to pour their vexation.
toutou76: You guys should tale a chill pill abeg. There is always an explanation for every action. I don't play judge
alfredjoyous: I've always loved you and admire u, but it broke my heart to know u didn't see or hear about the collapsed school building in Lagos, where children and adults died....it's a shame that this is coming from u
tinampesse1: A big disappoinment. I just unfollowed u
fabulousjay1: F*cking hypocrites.. what’s your business with New Zealand?
iamdonczar: Let us all unfollow Nse... abeg
elegant_ify: Charity begins at home, Mrs new Zealand
However, Nse eventually posted about the school building collapse on her Instagram page as she sympathised with the families of the affected pupils.
Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported on some facts about the 28-year-old New Zealand Christchurch mosque shooter, Brenton Tarrant.
According to New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, Tarrant's attack has left not less than 49 persons dead. Arden confirmed that he is an Australian citizen and “extremist, right-wing terrorist”, Metro reports.
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