Popular crossdresser, Idris Okuneye, better known as Bobrisky has chastised the over 100 homosexuals who were arrested for attempting to perform an openly gay wedding in a country where the act is clearly illegal.
The police paraded the suspects on Tuesday, August 29, alleging that they were holding a gay wedding at a hotel in the state when they were apprehended.
Reacting to the news via his Instagram page, Bobrisky first highlighted that being a crossdresser is a class not meant for just everyone, but budding ones could learn from A-listers.
The Lagos Socialite wondered why they had gone ahead with the wedding, despite knowing its implications. He also stressed that the sad truth remains that they deserved what they got.
According to him, if they were in love with their partners, they should have left the country to relocate somewhere else where being openly gay was welcomed.
“Hey guys!!! I want to quickly addressed those set of guys who were arrested in delta. You see dis class is not actually meant for everyone. But i strongly believe you can learn from those Alist. Firstly there’s a law passed against you guys that you can’t marry urself in dis country why d hell did you all call urself together to organize a wedding? That’s d dumbest news have read dis week. You all deserve how you all were treated sad truth. If you feel you are in love with ur partner and you want to be together why not relocate to where you are welcome?”
Bobrisky’s opinion did not sit well with Human rights activist, Bisi Alimi who immediately came for his head.
Also, gay British-Nigerian pastor, Jide Macaulay, has expressed disapproval over the arrest of homosexuals.
Taking to his Instagram page, the Chaplain at St. Peter’s House, the chaplaincy of Manchester’s Universities, said that the LGBTQ community is not a threat to the nation.
In his words,
“Recent reports from Nigeria reveal the arrest of around 100 individuals at a supposedly same-sex wedding event.
“This incident highlights the restrictions on gatherings and social interactions for queer individuals in Nigeria, prompting concerns about the increasing challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. The Same sex Marriage Prohibition Act ban marriage, not socialisation.