Ace Nigerian comedian, Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth has received several knocks for fans with many calling on corporate organizations like telecom giants, Glo, to cancel contract endorsements with him over a joke he posted on his Facebook page. Here is the twitter shot of the joke;
The joke which immediately went viral, garnered more than 5000 likes, creating quite a storm among feminists and concerned individuals who voiced their displeasure.
BasketMouth has however moved to make amends, clearly apologizing for a joke which he feels ‘that many clearly misunderstood and have found offensive’. Read his full apology below.
I have a daughter that I would give my life to protect, a wife that means the world to me, a mother that made me the man that I am and anything that is done for any woman is less than she deserves for the role they play in our lives.
I would never in a thousand lifetimes encourage rape, I broadcasted a joke that many clearly misunderstood and have found offensive and I sincerely apologize, the intention however was to highlight an unfortunate trend and the ridiculously flawed comparison between money & the worth of a woman.
So to all women, the ones that make our lives colorful, the ones we owe our lives..literally, our pride, our money choppers, the true stronger vessels, this is me, Bright Onyekwere Okpocha saying, I no dey crase to promote rape?
Accept my humble apologies if it was misunderstood, it wasn’t meant that way by a long shot. One love.