Actor John Dumelo has replied Citi FM’s Nana Ama Asante for describing his visit to the University Of Ghana campus where he visited some female students in their hostel rooms on Valentine’s Day and gave them hugs as “gross predatory”.
Nana Ama Asante, a journalist at Citi FM and a staunch member of the social media feminists group, “Pepper Dem Gang” after sighting John Dumelo’s video of hugging female students in their hostel rooms hurriedly took to Twitter and tweeted:
“You mean no one on your team told you not to do this because it is predatory and gross?” Not satisfied enough, she added:
“I’m astonished by the number of men saying this in response to my tweet about a man walking into the rooms of women students to hug them. Do you people know you can be nice to women without being creepy? As in, not grabby, and respectful of women’s personal spaces and bodies?
“Some of you were replied to that John Dumelo video with ”ko nie” and such because you know what it means for a man to access all-women spaces so I know you understand it was predatory but admitting it would mean admitting that you prey on women too. Go and deal with your sins”.
Well, John Dumelo reacting to the trending issue says it makes no sense for her to describe what he did as “gross predatory” because he never forced the female students to give them hugs but rather they called on him to visit them after he was done with a program on the campus.
According to John, he was shocked when he saw her tweet on Twitter and wondered why she thought in such as manner ─well, that’s the bitter social media feminists for you.
John Dumelo concluded that this wouldn’t prevent him from giving his female fans hugs if they request for it and added that he would love to meet Nana Ama Asante and give her a warm hug because she needs one.