Popular Nigerian comedian and actor – Ayodeji Richard Makun (AY), took to his Instagram account to share a screenshot of a tweet he made a while back.
The tweet was targeted at individuals putting blame on celebrities for the death of #EndSARS protesters.
The contents of the tweet:
“When we were yet to tweet about #EndSARS, it started with “pls ad your voices”. When we did, they said “get off ur tweeting fingers and join d protest on d streets”. When we also did and lost some of our youths in d struggle, they are now asking “how come no celebrity was reported dead too?”
In addressing Nigerians who are blaming celebrities for the deaths of end #EndSARS protesters, he wrote:
“Passing the blame card to any celebrity is an innappropriate response to the death of our fellow compatriots in the struggle for a better Nigeria.”
“Even as we mourn our brothers and sisters, let’s maintain a proper focus on our set goals, and be less concerned about any form of orchestrated distractions. Let’s quit discouraging everyone who joined us all in making our voices heard, no matter how low.”
“Your liking or disliking any celebrity doesn’t count as much as we respect ourselves as human beings. Let’s not make our solutions to the problem be as bad as the problem itself.We shall all be alive to witness that NEW NIGERIA of our dreams soonest.”