Singer and song writer, Simi has taken to social media to apologise to the LQBTQ community in Nigeria for homophobic comments which created a stir a while ago.
Recall that earlier this year, the ‘Duduke’ singer during an episode of her show, Stoopid Sessions had said she does not believe the assertion that homosexuality us in-born and natural.
In her words, “They say they’re born that way, but I haven’t seen any biological proof.”
Her comment had created a backlash from the LQBTQ community in Nigeria led by Bisi Alimi, a ferocious activist about the rights of the group.
Taking to her Twitter page today, Simi stated that her comments were wrong and that although as a woman, she understands discrimination, the LQBTQ community probably faces it more.
She further stated that she like all humans is constantly in a learning stage and therefore remains sorry for her words and the discrimination they must have conveyed.
She wrote, “To members of the LGBTQ community -Nobody deserves hate like you’re often given. Nobody should have to live in fear. I carelessly and casually addressed an issue that is a matter of life and death for many. It was not my intention to hurt you, but I did and I’m sorry.Read more: You’re A Disgrace – Bisi Alimi Slams Simi Over Homosexual Comment
“At first, I didn’t understand your anger, because I honestly thought I was admitting to and questioning my bias. I believed you misunderstood me, so I wasn’t sure how to respond.
“I found out someone was almost killed very recently because they are a member of the LGBTQ community. This, and the knowledge of those globally who have died or been hurt for similar reasons, has humbled me. I see how the things we say, even without meaning to, can encourage prejudice. Your life is bigger, by far, than my pride. So I’m really, really sorry.
“As a woman, I understand discrimination, but I realize I may not understand the unique ways the LGBTQ community experiences it. I am learning, but I’m sorry that this time, I did so at your expense.”
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