Actor John Dumelo says the controversial statement made by socialite Moesha Boduong is true to an extent but the decision to generalize was “wrong.”
In a video interview released this week, Boduong revealed that she sleeps with a married to take care of herself, and suggested that young women in the country do the same.
The comment led to a lost of backlash online especially.
Dumelo suggested that, it would have been better if she said some women, and not make it a general situation.
“Maybe what she should have said was that some women including herself, would probably have something to do with a man who would give her rent or give something of that sort in return for certain favours,” explained the actor to Daniel Dadzie, host of the Super Morning Show on JOY FM.
“What I find wrong is that she generalised it and said every woman in Ghana depends on a man financially.”
He added that it is a situation of “demand and supply” because “there are equally men in society who also depend on women for survival.”
The ‘Northern Affair’ actor also shared personal experiences where some ladies ladies asked for a favour, and were ready to pay with sex.
“I have been in situations where ladies have messaged me to say that ‘…I need to pay my rent or my school fees or some favour in return I’ll offer you something;…” recalled Dumelo.
“I told the girl that I wouldn’t do that. ‘If you want money, I’ll give you your money for your rent or whatever it is but I’m not going to give you in return for your sexual favours or anything’.”
Read our report below.
Socialite Moesha Boduong has revealed she sleeps with a married man to take care of herself.
She told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, it’s tough for young women in Ghana’s difficult economy. Boduong cited the example of landlords asking for two years rent in advance.
“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?”revealed Boduong.
”because he can afford to take care of you. He takes care of me, my financials, my apartment, my car, my rent everything.“
The interview is a part of ‘Sex & Love Around The World,‘ an original series by CNN, and hosted by Amanpour.
In January 2018, Boduong lash out at people who criticize for her what she wears or flaunting her curves.
Boduong posted a photo of herself on Instagram showing a lot of skin with a caption aimed at people who call her names for who she is.
“Dear society , being curvy is not a crime and me deciding to flaunt what I have does not mean I am for sale or I am a cheap girl.” reads part of her message.
She thinks that she is being targeted for her personality.
Read her full post below.
“Dear society , being curvy is not a crime and me deciding to flaunt what I have does not mean I am for sale or I am a cheap girl ,really can we cut the hypocrisy already ,the same thing a slim girl will do and get away with it. Ladies dress sexy for themselves and not for attention or for a man to like them .Let’s stop body shaming”,