Actor Uche Maduagwu who recently came out as gay has replied Bolu Okupe, son of ex-presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, who on Thursday, February 11, asked the actor not to make a joke of the LGBTQ community in Nigeria with his actions.
Bolu in a video posted on his Instagram page asked Uche not to make a mockery of the gay community in Nigeria with the drama he has so far attached to his coming from the closet.
In the video he shared online, he stated that although it is essential for public figures who are gay to come out and lend their voices to the LGBTQ course, public figures like Uche should not make a joke of the community by the drama he has put up so far since coming out as gay.
He said ”I am not a gay or LGBT police. I am nobody to declare who is gay or not. For all we know, the guy might actually be gay but I just feel like don’t make a mockery or a joke or a spectacle of the situation. Don’t make a fool of the whole thing.
I feel like if you are a public figure, it is great to want to come out and bring awareness to it but don’t make a mockery of the situation. Like don’t make a fool of the whole thing he said.
Reacting to Bolu’s comments via his Instagram page, Uche warned him informing him that he has been gay even before Bolu was born.
”Dear bolu my P. A just showed me your post, firstly I no be your age mate I have been gay before you were born secondly being gay is not about what we put on its who we are from the soul to the mind” he wrote.