Popular actress Lydia Forson seems to have replied Deputy Minister of Tourism Dzifa Gomashie on her recent facebook post directed at actress Nikki Samonas for exposing part of her boobs at the last 4syte Music Video.
Nikki proudly explained her dressing, saying: “This is showbiz. In showbiz things like this are welcome. I am in showbiz so I don’t see anything wrong with what I wore.”
But the Minister took to her facebook page to lambast Nikki Samonas, saying: “You can tell who had grooming and cared about their image and what they stood for. There are also some who were “edgier” than most.
“Don’t, out of ignorance, paint everyone in show business as you would Rihanna, who by the way, I am not a fan of. If you think because you are in show business you have a license to walk around with your ‘boobies’ popping out of your dress and short enough not to make us curious, that is your understanding.”
The Minister continued: “It is not the case that because you are in show business you can wear anything without considering the cultural setting. Yes by all means express yourself in thought and indeed. But, do not forget your freedom and rights are not created in a vacuum…and by the way, how do you expect us to know when you are acting and when you are not acting, when every space for you is a stage?”
On Thursday, Lydia Forson also made a post on facebook with the title “Make Up Your Mind”. Its content looked like she was replying the minister.
She however didn’t mention anybody’s name but said she apologised to anyone who may find her post offensive.
Below is what Lydia Forson said:
MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!
“It seems like whenever we’re confronted with a situation we don’t like or feel it’s foreign to us or doesn’t measure up to our standards we use the statement, “It’s against our culture”.
Yet in a similar situation when it’s more favourable and in line with our standards and it’s something we approve we use, “The world is a global village and things have changed.”
Here’s my thing, just make up your damn mind already!
Are we going strictly by culture or are we going to go the modernisation route.
Someone decides to celebrate Halloween/ Thanksgiving and suddenly it’s not our culture.
Meanwhile we can argue that Christianity and most other religions were acquired through colonisation and was never a part of our “culture”.
What’s it going to be?
Now, about the errr the err ok they mentioned it on day time radio so I’m sure I can also say it here…about the boobs.
Are we going to show it or nah?
On one hand, we say it’s not our culture and ladies are supposed to be covered up. On the other hand, I’m watching tv and I see “uncensored” breast all over my screen celebrating the RICH DIPO culture.
So what’s it gonna be Biko? Send us the memo because all of this is confusing.
Here’s where the problem is;
People are constantly measuring others by their own religious, moral or cultural standards.
My standards aren’t your own, and neither should yours be mine.
If someone’s views, lifestyles and beliefs aren’t causing harm to anyone why should there be a problem?
If you’re worried about your children and how people’s choices are not setting good examples for them then your problem should be directed towards your parenting.
Society shouldn’t be raising your children anyway, you should. All society does is to come in and give their own ideas on how things should be done. And if you raise your child right he/she can always make the right decision.
It really boils down to having respect for one another. Respecting that all though I have a right to live a certain way, that right comes with a responsibility to take into consideration how that may affect others. And finding a common ground.
So, you getting High or nah?
And I apologise to anyone who may find this post offensive, from my heart I do. However as always if it does, well then, I’m talking to you.”