The name Sugabelly trended on Twitter yesterday over one of her controversial comments. The Nigerian blogger, named Lotanna Igwe Odunze, wrote a tweet concerning people who are broke making babies.
A Twitter user sent her a DM asking her for financial assistance to the sum of ₦50,000. However, she raised the question, asking if couples who cannot boast of ₦50,000 should be having babies in the first place.
See her tweet below:
Someone messaged me asking for help for a medical issue for their newborn.
When I started reading the message I assumed it would be one of these multi million Naira surgeries.
Apparently the bill is 50k.
People who don’t have 50,000 naira, should they be having children???
— Sugabelly 🌕 (@sugabelly) November 27, 2019
Her tweet then elicited a lot of comments from Twitter users. Some of them supported her, stating that broke people had no business making babies. Others stated that it was very insensitive of her to come to social media to talk about such a topic.
The desire to procreate is in virtually everyone. It’s evolutionary. It doesn’t help that the initial process is also enjoyable. It is a human right, shd not be limited by govt in any way. Yes, poor people shd have kids. Govt shd support them. And encourage them to have fewer.
— Ariel’s Daddy was right (@ICE_MD) November 28, 2019
Emotional intelligence is also defined as your ability to emotionalize empathy, you need to be in people’s shoes to understand their situation, do not view life through your lucid lenses
— Oludotun Sunday Olufemi (@Somidotun7) November 28, 2019
There are some illness that are greater and huge than your available account balance, pray you don’t encounter them.
— *Pablo Martini* (@PabloHoggs) November 28, 2019
She is saying the truth ,Having children is not a child’s play it takes serious planning ,a good Plan should have a place for unforseen circumstances but Nigerians are unconcerned about this because our communal society would do the magic(help them)
— Warrilawyer (@warrilawyer) November 28, 2019
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This will not be the first time Sugabelly will be roped in social media controversy. Last month she went viral with her tweet stating that Edochie is a bad actor.
Also speaking on Twitter, Sugabelly said:
“Pete Edochie is a really bad actor. He’s been playing the same role his entire life. Acting isn’t quoting proverbs. But Nigerians live and die by seniority, so the older he gets, the less anybody is able to point this glaring elephant in the room out.”
Do you support Sugabelly’s tweet or you feel she was insensitive to the plight of a Nigerian that needed ₦50,000 in a crucial situation?
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