Ghanaian model and actress Moesha Boduong, has rendered an apology to Ghanaians who are offended by her comment in a CNN interview, during which she suggested that Ghanaian women sleep with married men for their livelihood.
Moesha, in a recent interview with the CNN, she stated that the economic conditions in Ghana are such that unmarried women like her are forced to solely date married men to survive.
This attracted criticism and insults from a majority of Ghanaians who felt her comment was dent on the image of the Ghanaian woman who are working hard to fend for themselves and others without exchanging their bodies for favours.
Many felt that inasmuch as she was entitled to her private lifestyle, she had not right to make a generalized statement on such an international platform to denigrate Ghanaian women.
Moesha, who had earlier rebuffed the criticisms and said people were being hypocritical, has now in Instagram post apologized to Ghanaian women, saying that she did not mean to generalize her assertions.
Read her Instagram post below:
Dear gh this is Moesha. I have been humbled by all that is going on and I have also learnt a lot in the last few days since the CNN video came out. I have had a lot of time to think and reflect and I APOLOGIZE TO ALL, ESPECIALLY MY AFRICAN SISTERS. I pray u all find it in your hearts to forgive me. It was definitely not my intention to offend any of you. I respect all the hard working women of our beloved country and accept that some of my utterances were not a reflection of what happens in most homes. GOD works in mysterious ways and everything happens because he says so. Thanks for the love, pieces of advice and criticisms. GOD bless us all! The full version of the interview drops this weekend and I hope you can appreciate what I said in its entirety. Thank you. God bless you all!
What did Moesha say?
“In Ghana our economy is such a way that you need someone to take care of you. You can’t make enough money as a woman here. Because even when you want to get an apartment, in Ghana they take two years’ advance and I just started working. Where will I get money to pay?” she said.
The interviewer, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who looked shocked by Moesha’s response asked: “are you basically telling me that you are having sex with this guy to pay your rent?”
“Because he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financials, my apartment, my car, my rent, everything,” Moesha replied.
When asked what the man expects from her in return, she told Christiane: “he expects me to be loyal and take care of him and give him sex when he wants.”
This came up in a conversation on how being a mistress is a financial decision.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citinewsroom.com/Ghana