It’s high time that celebrities all over the world realize and accept the fact that they have responsibilities on their shoulders. So, they can’t make comments like the general public and then, later on, defend it by saying that it’s none of any ones’ matter. They are called influential personalities for a reason as they leave a long-lasting impact on society, it depends on them whether it’s bad or good. (Yvonne Nelson is)
For now, according to Ghana News, Ghanaian well-known actress, producer, and entrepreneur, Yvonne Nelson is under intense public backlash for her recent tweet rearing the much-hyped ‘Sex for Grades’ debate. It all started with the BBC Africa’s most-talked-about documentary about the trend of sex for grades in the educational institutes. Celebrities from all over Africa are playing their part in highlighting the issue by taking to social media and saying their opinion out loud. Ghanaian celebrities including Gifty Anti, Lydia Forson, Yvonne Nelson, and others have also shown serious concerns about the horrific trend of ‘Sex for Grades’.
However, Yvonne Nelson is the only celebrity who is under public backlash for speaking against the trend and it’s because of the way she chose to convey the message. Yvonne took to her official Twitter handle and posted about how this trend is not only limited to grades but people use sex for job, sex for high positions and everything. Moreover, she also said that it’s all because of the high level of vulgarity in our society and especially on social media. She said, “Sex for grades! Sex for jobs! Sex for everything in our part of the world! Your brains don’t matter here. It’s the covered parts they want, oh wait, these parts aren’t covered anymore… it’s free on social media. Will it ever change?”
Yvonne talked about how people love to expose their private parts on social media free of cost. This triggers the demand for sex as people are so desperate these days. However, it seems like her tweet didn’t help in raising the awareness about the wrong demand for sex instead it did the exact opposite. Her fans couldn’t take it and they showed an utter disappointment in her for her terrible opinion of ‘Rape happens because girls wear tight jeans’. One of the fans said, “You didn’t have to say anything. We would have assumed you had sense.” Another fan said, “What point are you trying to make? It started like you had a direction but you ran into a tree.”
Another fan’s response reads, “This is so embarrassing because you had bikini pictures on your IG and a child out of wedlock which are things these men will use to shame you even though it’s nothing to be ashamed about but you’re here doing respectability politics as it will protect you.” The whole situation escalated so quickly that Yvonne had to come forward and defend herself. Sh posted a defense tweet by saying that people have totally misunderstood her point. She said, “…so you see, peeps just don’t read to understand! If you only came to diss under the post, I understand, that’s what most people do on twitter, but if it’s because of the tweet, you LACK understanding and simply DUMB! It is English!! Let someone explain it to you.”
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