Former Nigerian beauty queen and ex-Nollywood actress Regina Askia took to her Facebook wall a few hours ago to ask a very pertinent question, asking why the South African xenophobic attacks received widespread media attention and awareness, which wasn’t the same for the homosexuality bill passed in Nigeria a few months ago.
She shared the message below on Facebook and simply asked: ‘what is the difference between South Africa’s xenophobia and Nigeria’s law against homosexuals?’
“Hello Face Book family…….Its me again. I have a question. We were all so outraged by the murders and hatred we saw when South Africa was maiming and killing foreigners in their communities.
There was a huge social media outcry against Xenophobia and changes were eventually effected. Pray tell me, what is the difference between South Africa’s xenophobia and Nigeria’s law against homosexuals? Is being a homophobe not somewhat parallel to be a xenophobe? In the same vein, Is Joseph Zuma’s law to brand HIV positive people with makings of their status not in the same line of social moral dysfunction?
I feel the human race has evoled or should have evolved to where we all have a healthy understanding of “LIVE AND LET LIVE” starting by getting rid of anything that diminishes or lessens another human. What is your view? ( Now if you cant contribute constructively to this convo without throwing a tantrum , insults or acting ignorant….please walk on by. Cheers).”
If you have an answer to the question, please, leave a comment!