- Actor Deyemi Okanlawon has penned a note of apology to actress Genevieve Nnaji after she slammed him for making fun of the WSW challenge
- The actor also apologized to other people who may have taken offence by his actions
Popular Nigerian actor Deyemi Okanlawon has taken to social media with a note of apology to colleague Genevieve Nnaji after she called him out for making fun of the viral Women Supporting Women challenge.
Okanlawon in a post shared to his Instagram page described the actress as a big sister and made it clear that he truly respects her.
Over the past few days, women on social media have joined the challenge which is an opportunity for them to show support to one another.
Those who participate in the challenge are expected to share photos of themselves accompanied with an inspirational note, after which they challenge other women in their circle of friends.
However, male celebrities like Okanlawon, Don Jazzi, Uti Nwachukwu among others had also jumped on the challenge by posing as ladies and sharing the post on their pages.
Taking to the comment section of a post shared by Okanlawon, Genevieve made it clear that the actor does not understand what women go through and as such should not be making jokes about the movement.
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"No one likes to feel invisible. You felt it for a second. Women feel it every day of their lives. Let us hold our own hands if we want to. Be ok with it. Not everything is about you or for laughs. Shalom," her comment read in part.
Following the call out, Okanlawon in his note of apology made it clear that he is truly sorry for his actions.
He said: "And to anyone else female/male who may have misconstrued the intent and felt bad, do know that I see you and I’m truly sorry you feel that way. In these times we need all the love, support and smiles we can get!"
See his post below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the actor celebrated his son’s fourth birthday on social media and he had a touching story to tell about the little man’s arrival to the world.
Okanlawon in a celebratory post shared on his Instagram page revealed that he had to wait three years before he welcomed a child with his wife.
The actor said doctors had told him and his wife that they could never have a child.
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