Nollywood actress Dayo Amusa is unhappy with the level of negativity and criticism on social media.
The Unforgivable actress went on her Instagram yesterday to pen a note on cyber-bullying and how celebrities are treated by fans like they have no feelings.
“CELEBRITIES are not supernatural being. It’s so #PATHETIC of anyone to think otherwise..Forget about d usually high school bullies. High tech bullies (cyber bullying) are deadly!!!!” she wrote.
The the 32-year-old actress added that the Nigerian movie industry has received a lot of criticism over the years while actors are unfortunately getting attacked by trolls on social media.
“Only a coward sits behind a screen & a keyboard & bully other people” she also wrote.
CELEBRITIES are not supernatural being. It's so #PATHETIC of anyone to think otherwise… WORDS!!! Those five letters can make or break anyone. D words u hear can either lift u up or bring u down. D words u say to someone can either uplift them or destroy them. I see & read a lot of postings on social media & some of these words cuts deep. Forget about d usually high school bullies. High tech bullies (cyber bullying) are deadly!!!! D way you people furiously attack other people's picture,career,family,even worse,children is terrible. It's even more disheartening when I see grownups doing this. How does one criticized their fellow human being in such manner? Hiding behind d keyboard to make other people miserable will never add values to your life.I have noticed this predominantly among Nigerians/Africans. Don't get me started on Nigerian artist both actors & musicians.There is something called constructive criticism or unbiased opinion.I must commend Nigerian artists,they are actually doing their best with what they've got.In a country as frustrating as Nigeria, no light, no water, pricy fuel & bad road, currency inflation, they still managed to produce decent movies. Nigeria's movie industry has actually improved a great deal,most especially d Yoruba movie industry.We have great actors and procedures producing & acting in great movies.It's sad to see that these folks still get attacked on social media.People felt it's their calling to meddle in these people's personal life. These folks are not made of stones.They have feelings just like u & I. I don't think I can sit back & let anyone attack me or my family like that.Only a coward sits behind a screen & a keyboard & bully other people.We need to do better, let your words encourage,lift & build others. Remember we'll all give an account of every idle words. Let's build each other up. Uplift other people's business. If u have to say something think about your words. if u are in d other person's shoes, hw wil u feel if those words are spoken to u? Life is difficult enough for us to be tearing each other down. Think before you type..
This post takes us back to when singer Waje shared her mum’s photo on IG and a fan proceeded to say she is ugly, leaving Waje deeply hurt. Actress Uche Jombo-Rodriguez , on the other hand, became a victim of body-shaming after giving birth to her son. Even fellow actress, Chioma Akpotha was forced to come to Uche’s defence
Now Dayo Amusa is speaking out and condemning those who harshly criticise celebs on social media.
See what fans have to say:
But trust some ‘savage’ Nigerians to justify their actions:
What do you think?