Fantana has released a statement responding defiantly to people who criticized her after her sanitary pad showed on stage during a performance.
The singer had a sort of wardrobe malfunction over the weekend. During her performance at the Reign concert, her pad was visible through her outfit whilst on stage.
That brought many Ghanaians down on her neck, but Fantana is not bothered and has defended herself.
According to her, she’s a woman and isn’t ashamed of menstruating. She slammed Ghanaians for establishing a ‘stigma’ around menses and said it needs to stop.
Read her full statement below…
“Earlier on this year I read an article about the persistent harmful socio- cultural norms, stigma and misconception around menstruation which leads to the discrimination of women and girls in some parts of the world.
In some places, menstruating women continued to be viewed as contaminated impure and are often restricted from engaging in certain activities according to research by experts.
The united nations report released on 5th march 2019 quotes ‘ the stigma generated by stereotypes around menstruation have severe impacts on all aspects of women and girls human right’
Despite a lot of awareness going on and efforts by the UNDP to end this discrimination and abuse against young girls and women I was surprised to see some bloggers and a section of the media high light and body shame me because i refused to let my menses stop me from performing when I felt it coming 30 minutes before I went on stage last Saturday at the fantasy dome.
Regardless of my costume being transparent, my only option was to put on a sanitary pad and still go ahead to perform. I am a woman and I’m not ashamed of menstruating.
I want to urge every woman to resist being discriminated against because of menstruation. I hope some people read wide and learn about menstrual health to stop the stereotype against young girls and women.
Yes my menses appeared 30 minutes to my performance and I had to put on a sanitary pad and still go on stage. Menstruation is not a shame and I urge all young women take a cue from my actions and not to let it stop them from doing anything they want to do.”