Gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi has taken shots at Simi who he accused of promoting local homophobic violence.
Simi had spoken against people hating others for being different and also against “killings” which she said is now normal. She tweeted;
And we have our own people killing us in the streets and it has become so normal now. It’s almost more abhorrent. As fucked as it is, it is one thing for people to be intimidated by and hate you for being different, but how do you not value someone the exact same as you?
Bisi Alimi who slammed Simi over the tweet, accused her of hypocrisy and promoting local homophobic violence. The gay rights activist’s response was centered on one of Simi’s “Stoopid Sessions” Youtube shows, in which she alleged that homosexuality is not natural but learned.
Bisi described Simi as a disgrace, and further added that Nigerian elites would rather align with abroad struggle than be a local hero.
There is a name you call the #Nigeria middle/upper class elites that sympathise with abroad blackness but promote local homophobic violence against there own #LGBT; hypocrites. The @SympLySimi of this world. You are a disgrace.
Nigeria elites are oblivious to that, because they can fly around the world, they would rather align with abroad struggle than be a local hero
Apparently, Simi who hosts a Youtube show called Stoopid Sessions had hinted at being homophobic after saying that “it just doesn’t seem natural to me.”
She also said: “They say they’re born that way, but I haven’t seen any biological proof.”
See more reactions to her tweets below:
Some months ago, you Simi put the lives of thousand of LGBTQ+ persons in harm’s way by implying that homosexuality is rather unnatural and learned. You said gay people are influenced by mainstream media and culture. I know you know the implications of everything you said. https://t.co/uBzVfnYJWB
— Son of the Rainbow🏳️🌈 (@Blaise_21) May 27, 2020
Where was this energy when you were calling the gays abnormal tho
— Rainbow-Nosed Witch 😎 (@Black9jaIcon) May 27, 2020
When you dragged the queer community, you didn't know about hate, you didn't care about how we felt. Sit this one out!
— Mx Olive Bryne 😊😊😊 (@_zayit_) May 27, 2020