Basketmouth Apologises After Old Joke Gets Him In Trouble With The EU
Popular comedian Basketmouth has apologised for the joke that got him off the European Union (EU). The EU released a list of its ambassadors when an activist called Basketmouth out over a joke he said that promotes r*pe.
The joke stated that men can r*pe women who refuse to sleep with them after the second date. With this joke, he was dropped as an ambassador for the campaign against S*xual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
The British Council, in their response, stated that the campaign rests on one of the core principles of the EU. This principle entails zero tolerance for all abuse against women.
After they dropped him as an ambassador of the EU, the comedian took to his Instagram page to tender an apology to his fans.
The comedian took to his Instagram page on Monday, December 2, 2019. He shared photos of the women who according to him are the most important people in his life.
See his post below:
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Almost every morning in the blogs, on the news, there’s a picture of a man sitting on the floor pleading, the caption is usually in the line of ‘its the devils handwork’ and the topic is from underage defilement, r**e or brutality against a woman or minor. I live in this same world with my most prized possessions my wife, my two daughters, my sisters and women who have built me into the man I am. I was recently presented an opportunity to create awareness on the efforts of the EU to bring support to fighting this scourge, it was a no-brainer for me. I refused any compensation for it and volunteered to lend my voice because….its our fight, it’s not for the EU…its for my girls’ future. Unfortunately, a few years ago I shared up a Facebook post that I thought was shedding light through humor to the entitled crude and very present behavioral patterns of some African men who equate spending to s****l favors, but I also realized then that women actually have to face this daily and its harrowing and I deeply apologized for it I sincerely pray that this does not take away from the most important fight of our lives….the fight to secure our future…because the girl child is our future. I strongly appreciate the EU for this amazing platform to improve our lot, as long as the message reaches the ears of those who need it, then it’s a win. To every woman – our mothers, sisters, lovers, wives, crowns, supporters, prayer partners, foundation, life…. thank you for being who you are. So many times you sacrifice who you are for a man to become who he wants to be. It’s time we all love and and also support you like you do us….cos in your light, we all shine Bless.
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With this apology, we do not know if the British Council plans on reinstating him as an ambassador. In your opinion should Basketmouth be reinstated by the EU since he has publicly apologised? Or should he be judged over a joke he shared years ago?
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