Saturday, April 14, 2018

I’m Sorry – Moesha Boduong Apologises To Ghanaians After CNN Backlash

Actress and model Moesha Boduong has apologised to Ghanaians, particularly women, for offending their sensibilities following her interview with CNN.

According to her, it was not her intention to offend anyone with her generalisation of Ghanaian women in her interview with the international news outfit.

Social media was set ablaze following the actress’ comments in the interview. It generated a huge controversy on social media.

She told CNN that her motivation, just like other women in Ghana, for dating married men, is because the economy is tough.

According to her, “In Ghana, our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working where will I get money to pay?”

Stunned by Moesha’s revelation, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked her “are you basically telling me that you are having sex with this guy to pay your rent?”

Moesha responds, “Because he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financials, my apartment, my car, my rent everything.”

Ghanaians and well-known personalities including actor John Dumelo, musician Eazzy, DKB, Lydia Forson and model Afia Odo shared varied views on the actress’ comments.

In a post on Instagram, the actress said, “Dear gh this is Moesha. I have been humbled by all that is going on and I have also learnt a lot in the last few days since the CNN video came out. I have had a lot of time to think and reflect and I APOLOGIZE TO ALL, ESPECIALLY MY AFRICAN SISTERS. I pray u all find it in your hearts to forgive me. It was definitely not my intention to offend any of you.”

“I respect all the hard working women of our beloved country and accept that some of my utterances were not a reflection of what happens in most homes. GOD works in mysterious ways and everything happens because he says so🙏🏿 Thanks for the love, pieces of advice and criticisms. GOD bless us all! The full version of the interview drops this weekend and I hope you can appreciate what I said in its entirety. Thank you. God bless you all!” she added.

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