…as Nigerians attack her for making such comment
By David O Royal
Nigerians have called out Kiki Mordi, a reporter, undercover journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for describing men as trash.
A number of Nigerians angrily took to Twitter to express their opinions on her tweet; which they termed disrespectful and an unfair generalization.
Recall that Kiki Mordi in a documentary video by the BBC exposed the sex for grades scandal rocking Nigerian tertiary institutions.
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Trouble began with a comedy skit which showed three young men touching a woman suggestively. The skit was posted by popular social media user @Sydney_Talker on Twitter.
— тнe тowel gυy (@Sydney_Talker) November 4, 2019
Indeed, it appeared the post did not go down well with Kiki Mordi’s philosophy which led her into the saying ” At least you guys admit that men, even in professional settings, are trash as fuck”.
The comedy skit, which some social media users, have termed a form of sexual harassment; must have struck a raw nerve with Kiki Mordi. As a matter of fact, Kiki had experienced sexual harassment in the past as a student.
She had gained admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to study medicine after the death of her father. However, she later dropped out due to sexual harassment from a certain lecturer.
she had taken to her Twitter page to express her aversion to the comedy skit.
“At least you guys admit that men, even in professional settings, are trash as fuck.”
At least you guys admit that men, even in professional settings, are trash as fuck.
— Kiki Mordi (@kikimordi) November 4, 2019
Meanwhile, Kiki’s tweet had also not gone down well with a number of Nigerian men; many of whom felt she had been guilty of hasty generalization. Subsequently, her response to the comedy skit had generated a storm on Twitter.
Further, outraged Nigerians immediately took the radio presenter and documentary maker to task over her tweet.
See reactions below
At least be specific about the kind of men. Or use “Some”. Not every man is raised in shambles.
— Incomplete Astronaut Ⓜ 👨🏽🚀 ✈ 🛩️ (@AimThaMachine_) November 4, 2019
How many men took part in your undercover work to make it a success? Not all men are sexual predators and we have seen some women also harass little boys you know.
— Construction expert (@Lucoty5) November 4, 2019
I haven’t see whatever it is you saw that made you say this, regardless, this isn’t appropriate. I absolutely respect you and what you do for women and the society, but this is low. Generalizing about an entire gender, no matter what irked you, is just below par. Not you, Kiki.
— Caleb Adebayo #BeatAirPollution (@lordkelwriter) November 4, 2019
Slippery slope, next time condem the content , the intent and don’t generalize.
— KEL (@Kelvin_Nwani) November 4, 2019
A rare picture of your father’s grave…🤭🤭🤭🤧 pic.twitter.com/6BG2AjDQlL
— sommy (@sommy_khan) November 5, 2019
If you’re a feminist, do not open.
If you happen to be family, friend acquaintance, colleague, or you randomly have heard of @kikimordi via her #SexForGrades BBC expose or any other means and you happen to be male , a man,, FAM, you are a scum, KikI said so herself!
— Festus Green 🇳🇬 ⚽ (@FestusGreen) November 5, 2019