- Nigerian singer, Simi, has taken to social media to apologise to the LGBT community
- The musician had offended many on social media after she made comments that did not agree with the LGBT community
- Simi has now apologised and said that she understands discrimination as a woman and that she is sorry
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The Nigerian society is a traditional one like most African societies. Many things were considered alien but civilisation and enlightenment have made people more accepting of the views of others.
One of the things that seem to be taking centre stage in Africa is the issue of homosexuality. A lot of people are still very much against it but many others have learned to move on in love and let people live their lives.
Just recently, Nigerian singer, Simi, took to social media to apologise to the LGBTQ community after making comments they found offensive and hateful.
Apparently, Simi who hosts a Youtube show called Stoopid Sessions had hinted at being homophobic after saying that “it just doesn’t seem natural to me.”
She also said: “They say they’re born that way, but I haven’t seen any biological proof.”
Well, she has apologised for her statements in a new post shared on Twitter. The Duduke crooner said that nobody deserves hate like the LGBTQ community is often given and that nobody deserves to live in fear like they do.
The music star said that it was not her intention to hurt gay people and that she casually addressed something that was a life and death issue to many people, an action she is deeply sorry for.
Explaining further, Simi said that she initially did not understand the LGBTQ community’s anger towards her and that she believes she was misunderstood.
She also said that things we say can cause prejudice without the person even meaning to and that the lives of members of the LGBTQ community is bigger than her pride and she is really sorry.
See her full apology below:
Simi’s apology is coming not long after she was called a disgrace by popular LGBTQ activist, Bisi Alimi.
It all started when Simi took to her Twitter page to condemn hate crimes among blacks.
She said that it is one thing to hate someone for being different than you but wondered how one does not value someone else who is like them.
To that, Alimi responded that Simi is a hypocrite for sympathising with abroad blackness while ‘promoting local homophobic violence against their own’.
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