Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji has called out colleague, Deyemi Okanlawon for mocking the Women Support Women challenge.
The challenge requires women to post black and white photos on their page and pledge to support other women after being nominated.
The movie veteran, expressed her disgust after Okanlawon posted a photo of himself on his Instagram page, dressed as a woman.
What must have been a joke to the actor, however, didn’t sit well with Nnaji as she slammed him for joking over a sensitive movement.
“We seek solace in humour to distract us from pain or discomfort. Tell me what it is you feel exactly? You see, that feeling that triggered you to make a joke of a movement that can only be understood by those it was meant for; the feeling of being overlooked or disregarded is part of the point of the challenge,” she wrote. What must have been a joke to the actor, however, didn’t sit well with Nnaji as she slammed him for joking over a sensitive movement.
“No one likes to feel invisible. You felt it for a second. Women feel it every day of their lives. Let us hold our own hands if we want to. Be ok with it. Not everything is about you or for laughs. Shalom.”
In his defense, Okanlawon said the intent was only to make people laugh.
“Dear big sis @genevievennaji… I know your heart and I stan forever! ♥️♥️♥️ And to anyone else female/male who may have misconstrued the intent and felt bad,” he wrote.
He however apologised to everyone including Nnaji who might have been offended by his actions.
“Do know that I see you and I’m truly sorry you feel that way. In these times we need all the love, support and smiles we can get! 🤗♥️🤗,” he wrote.
He has since taken down the photos.