- Popular comedian Basketmouth has reacted to being removed as an EU ambassador for sexual and gender-based violence
- The entertainer penned a lengthy post on Instagram and apologised for his past actions that led to the development
- Basketmouth also stressed the importance of creating a safe environment for the girl child
Popular Nigerian comedian Basetmouth has taken to social media to address his removal as an European Union (EU) ambassador for sexual and gender-based violence.
Recently, there was a heavy backlash against the union’s inclusion of the entertainer among those that are championing a course against gender-based violence. Many had submitted that Basketmouth through some of his jokes in the past, advocated for rape.
In a lengthy post shared on his official Instagram page, Basketmouth noted that he had jumped on the opportunity to use his platform to raise awareness against the social course. He added that he refused any form of compensation.
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Unfortunately, he noted that a post which he had shared on Facebook in the past, with the intention to use humor to address an issue, achieved the exact opposite.
Basketmouth said: "Unfortunately, a few years ago I shared up a Facebook post that I thought was shedding light through humor to the entitled crude and very present behavioral patterns of some African men who equate spending to sexual favors, but I also realized then that women actually have to face this daily and its harrowing and I deeply apologized for it."
In conclusion, the entertainer appreciated the efforts of the EU to secure the future of the girl child, stressing that it is a win-win situation, as long as the core message gets to those who need it.
Read his full post below:
Meanwhile, some weeks ago, Legit.ng gathered that Basketmouth took to social media to react to the xenophobic attacks currently going on in South Africa. The comedian announced that he has opted out of his scheduled trip to South Africa and would not be attending the Comics Choice Awards which was supposed to hold in the country.
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