Just some few weeks ago, the BBC reporter, Kiki Mordi was celebrated for her investigative report on the prevalence of sexual harassment in Nigerian universities.
Her documentary, broadcast by the BBC, was greeted with supports and even got the Nigerian Senate to dust its cupboard for the sexual harassment bill.
This day, however, she is under fire for her tweet condemning Nigeria’s government for opposing same sex marriage.
On her twitter handle, she wrote:
“It’s almost 2020 & same sex marriage is still illegal in Nigeria,” Kiki tweeted on Friday evening. “Like two people (of the same sex) can love themselves and want to build a family for themselves just like you & I but can’t because it’s illegal for them. A damn shame! We’re already on the wrong side of history.”
This was however met with knocks from Nigerians who appear to ‘stir up’ whenever the topic of same-sex marriage comes up in the country.
Recall that under the Goodluck Jonathan led administration, a law was passed sentencing people found guilty of engaging in homosexuality to fourteen years imprisonment.
Below are some reactions to Kiki Mordi’s stance:
If Kiki Mordi herself had done her research before that pro-same-sex marriage view, she would’ve known that it’s dead-on-arrival. Even western-driven advocacies are realizing that such campaigns only put the life of the gay in Africa at risk. It draws risky attention to them.
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) December 28, 2019
We are almost in year 2020 and polygamy is still illegal in America…
They are still BEHIND & it's a shame???
Shebi not accepting same sex means Nigeria is behind according to Kiki, some of you needs your… https://t.co/M3CRXiTEiT
— Taiwo_Ajakaye (@dmightyangel) December 28, 2019
This egbon subtly murdered Kiki without using any abusive words,him com still talk say “we rise by raising others”…raising what abeg????
Y’all are wicked on this Twitter!??????? pic.twitter.com/PgpYcShvm2
— The Young C.E.O (@joshuaodeyemi) December 28, 2019
Kiki has been misfiring lately and one thing I'd never support is same sex marriage even if I'm standing alone.
Homosexuals are the most dangerous set of people you'd ever come across, they can do anything to have their way… Block me and move on if it irks you. pic.twitter.com/eiRMvygP4m
— Noelie ? (@DrNOEL13) December 28, 2019
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