Musician Becca has unleashed some strong words for people who are fighting racism in the US but are quick to judge her for marrying a Nigerian.
The singer, who was clearly not amused by the double standard exhibited by people, said it is very hypocritical on the part of such people.
Following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American, on May 25, 2020, there have been protests in several states and cities in the US.
Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down in the street; two other officers further restrained Floyd while a fourth prevented onlookers from intervening.
Several personalities, including celebrities in Ghana and the world over have decried the incident calling for an end to racism.
But to Becca, it is duplicitous to declare a stance against racism but show an ethnocentric posture towards African marrying each other.
“You are here in Africa fighting and advocating racism in the US but in your church/home, you are criticizing and judging someone for marrying a fellow African because they are not from your hometown/country/church… Damn Hypocrites!!!” the ‘African Woman’ singer, who still suffers attacks for marrying her Nigerian fiancé, Tobi Sanni Daniel in August 2018.
Reacting to Becca’s post, actress Ama K Abebrese, who has been advocating for an end to racism, responded that “Sis they are both wrong, however it’s incomparable to equate the fight for the systemic racism in the USA to African tribalism in marriage and hypocrisy . You can highlight that without appearing to diminish the fight about police brutality. Murder is not marriage. Love always.”
She further explained that “If anyone thinks this is a beef with @beccafrica, they are sadly wrong. This is a discourse and I get where sis is coming from and it is valid; though I may not agree with the comparison. Let’s be united in love and stand up to injustice wherever we see it, home and abroad.”