BY TAOFIK BANKOLE
A simple gesture of praying for Nice in light of the recent terror attack on the city has put Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji under intense criticism from her followers.
Following yesterday’s attack on citizens in Nice which left at least 84 killed during Bastille Day celebrations, Genevieve shared a photo of France’s national flag with the hashtag, PrayForNice.
‘Father into thy hands I commend their spirit. #prayforparis #prayforjustice,’ she wrote along with the photo.
This didn’t go down well with many of her followers, who asked that the gesture be replicated for victims of terror attacks in her country, Nigeria.
‘Coming from a lady I respect so much, I’m startled. Until we begin to love this country, it won’t get better. Yes you have right to post whatever, but where lies your loyalty,’ a concerned fan wrote.
Another wrote, ‘I’ve always liked you Genevieve but you are an icon here in Nigeria, you don’t post shit about what’s going on in our country, the struggles Nigerians are facing, you haven’t addressed shit. Nobody said you shouldn’t post about Paris but what about your own country. #disappointed.
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Have Genny’s fans overreacted or are they spot on about the hypocrisy amongst Nigerian celebrities?
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