Actress, Yvonne Nelson has fired back at critics of her post on sex for grades, describing them as dumb.
The filmmaker was hit with a barrage of criticisms, Tuesday, after she suggested in a tweet that the practice many have tagged ‘despicable’, cannot be eradicated, regardless of the stringent measures put in place.
“Sex for grades! Sex for jobs! Sex for everything in our part of the world! Your brains don’t matter here. It’s the covered parts they want, oh wait, these parts aren’t covered anymore… it’s free on social media. Will it ever change?” her tweet read.
While some of her followers hailed, others jabbed her. In some of the replies to her tweet, tweeps posited she displayed absolute ignorance and shallow-mindedness.
“You didn’t have to say anything. We would have assumed you had sense,” a follower tweeted, with another saying, “What point are you trying to make? It started like you had a direction but you ran into a tree.”
“This is so embarrassing because you had bikini pictures on your IG and a child out of wedlock which are things these men will use to shame you even though it’s nothing to be ashamed about but you’re here doing respectability politics like it will protect you,” another added.
You didn’t have to say anything. We would have assumed you had sense.
— Tobiloba Ajayi (@Tobylyn_) October 8, 2019
What point are you trying to make? It started like you had a direction but you ran into a tree.
— Coochie flip flops (@babybear___) October 8, 2019
Yvonne Nelson in response has said her critics are rather shallow.
She tweets: “..so you see, peeps just dont read to understand! If you only came to diss under the post, i understand, thats what most people do on twitter, but if its because of the tweet, you LACK understanding and simply DUMB! Its english!! Let someone explain it to you.”
..so you see, peeps just dont read to understand! If you only came to diss under the post, i understand, thats what most people do on twitter, but if its because of the tweet, you LACK understanding and simply DUMB! Its english!! Let someone explain it to you
— Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) October 9, 2019
Her reaction has garnered lots of replies; notable among them are tweets urging her to pay no attention to blockheads.
Lady Yvonne no vex! This is why most of them do fail exams coz they don't take time to read and understand as expected!!!
— Babz T… (@tbobo55) October 9, 2019
Oh Yvonne aboter3 wai…some r just hungry making them angry. Please understand their state cuz they can't read well with an empty stomach🤗
— Perry (@bra_kweku) October 9, 2019
Is just because some poeple has sold thier common sense to buy airtime just to comment rubbish under peoples post.I ask what did we acquire the Knowledge for?
— Johncarr (@tetteh900) October 9, 2019
Yvonne Nelson’s tweets come on the back of a documentary by BBC on sex for grades. The said report is part of a year-long investigation into sexual harassment by professors at the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
Meanwhile, the University of Ghana has interdicted Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor after being implicated in the documentary. They are expected to be hauled before the University’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with internal investigations.
Prof. Gyampo who has denied any wrongdoing has said he is ready to cooperate with the committee.
“I’ve received the message and I have accepted it as it is. I have always argued that the University has its own internal mechanisms so I am happy that they used their mechanism to handle this matter. Being asked to step aside, in my view is a fair thing to be told to do. They are going to investigate you so you cannot be the same person at post so I think it is a fair thing to be told to do,” he told Citi FM.
“I accept the decision. I pledge my full cooperation to the committee. They have not invited me but I am sure in a couple of days they will invite me. I will submit myself to the process. Given the fact that the committee of people whose credibility cannot be questioned, I know they will do a good job so that I can have the chance to go and do what I like doing; talking to students and also bringing whatever I have researched to bear on issues of governance and national politics,” the political science lecturer added.