Big Brother Naija Season 7 winner, Josephine Otabor, better known as Phyna, has clarified her stance on the controversial statement on abortion.
KOKO TV NG recalls that the reality TV star, during an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, argued that most women have had an abortion at least once or twice.
Phyna, who disclosed during her stay in the Big Brother House that she has done an abortion in the past, said some people tried to use her revelation to troll her after the show, but she refused to be bullied.
The statement generated outrage online from fans and colleagues, including Nigerian female Disk Jockey, DJ Switch, who urged Phyna to avoid making such generalisation.
In a statement via her Instagram page on Friday, Phyna admitted her mistakes, asserting she was too expressive in the heat of the interview and didn’t mean to project it on every female.
The reality TV star said she does not encourage abortion and should not be seen in such a light.
She further expressed commitment to working with gender-based organisations and NGOs to provide sensitisation and education about abortion and other issues prone to the girl child.
The statement reads, “I write this statement to address the issue concerning an interview I did months ago where I talked about a very sensitive topic, and I inaccurately suggested all women have engaged in it.
“Firstly, I will like to address the fact that in as much as I was misunderstood, I didn’t mean to project it on every female gender. I will never encourage abortion, especially not in this part of the world, where it can pose a great threat to the life of the person with the illegal and unhealthy procedure that surrounds it. I admit that I was being too expressive in the heat of the interview hence my assertions.
“I will reiterate that abortion is not a thing I stand and I should not be seen in that light, and I admit to all mistakes. In addition, I’m currently working with gender-based organisations and NGOs to provide sensitisation, and education about abortion and other societal issues prone to the girl child, I want to use this medium to thank my fans, friends and family for their constant love and support, I do not intend to let you down.”