BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Aunty Foluke Daramola is back again. The Yoruba actress was the topic of discussion some days ago because of her ice-age views on gender equality. Many people came for her following her remark that women should not have equal rights as men.
However, the actress has, in an interview with Punch Newsapaper’s Saturday Beats, defended her statement.
Foluke said, “What got me upset was the fact that there are some things people talk about but they are not able to back it up with facts. When you say gender equality, the role of a man can never be de-emphasised to the role of a woman. That is why Hillary and Bill Clinton cannot be the president of the US at the same time. Bill Clinton had to teach her the grinds and she followed suit. The bible says that the man would love the woman and she would submit and respect the man.”
In what could be seen as a swipe at people with contrary opinions to hers, she added, “When you have a bad mindset, there is no how another person can change it.”
According to her, all the insults and backlash she received only made her bank account bigger. The actress said, “The backlash is nothing to me, I just wanted to drive home a point. My own stand point is that of most reasonable women. At the end of the day when people are talking, they should be able to think deeply and not just talk from the surface.”
“The funny thing is that things like that increase my fan base. If there was no conflict, no one would go to my page to find out what is going on. It makes my account more active and the more the merrier for me. Don’t forget that I am a brand, when things like that happen, it is more money for me. It is an advantage to me. The reason I actually answered was because I wanted to create a crisis. When Foluke talks, everyone would want to know what is happening and that is what makes the world more interesting,” she said.