Days after Basketmouth came out to set the records straight via a statement posted on Instagram saying he never campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari or any other politician, the stand-up comedian revealed during an interview that celebrities are using social media to wash their dirty linen in public.
The father of two who days ago also tendered an unreserved apology to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over seeming disrespectful comments in the past informed in the interview he granted The Gist which was aired on Hip TV, that celebs have turned social media into a church to settle family issues.
“To a large extent, I think there are a lot of people abusing the use of social media, I am sorry. Most of us artistes realizing that we have I, 2, 3 or 4 million people following us and you know that when you say something, a lot of people are going to react.
“It is like drug; you can’t contain yourself and start saying some crap. You are like a god having a lot of followers, whatever you tell them to do, they do.”
“I am okay with people who go on social media to rant but I am against those who have turned it into a church to settle family issues. Normally, if you have a marital problem, you call your wife one on one. If you cannot contain it, you call in the parents. That’s how I saw it when I was growing up which is the culture I have embraced.
“In Teebillz situation, the way he spoke on social media really appeared as though he was going to commit suicide and said horrible things to his father.
“Those words were words you say and just die, but now that he is still alive, how would he face his father? It would have been better if he had just written a letter to the man instead of putting it online. Unfortunately again, he went to blast his wife and his wife’s mother. These are things that shouldn’t be put online.
“Another thing is that Tiwa has a larger following than Teebillz, after Tiwa blasted him, it was extreme and it crushed him. He had no comeback; there is no comeback to things like that.”
Continuing, Basketmouth also talked about the clatter with HKN honcho Davido;
“There are so many times that I allow issues to slide, for instance, I said a joke that happened to be out of context about Davido; Davido was really upset. He didn’t come at me, but I was a little bit shaded with what he said. I wanted to react but instead, I apologised.
“Personally for me, war should be war, come and say whatever you want to say to my face. It is wise for you not to bring out your personal issues on social media and that’s what I stand for.
“If it is a clap back at an artiste like yourself, then it is your choice. Once it gets to family, let those ones be in your house, let your Instagram and twitter group be between you, her father, her mother and herself.”
By Ahmed Boulor…
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