Nigerian Comedian, Ayodeji Makun popularly known as A.Y has expressed disappointment after some fans asked why no celebrity was reported dead during the #EndSARS campaign, especially at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, where protesters were shot at last week Tuesday.
Reacting via his Twitter page on Monday, the comedian said: “When we were yet to tweet about #EndSar, it started with “pls add ur voices”. When we did, they said “get off ur tweeting fingers & join d protest on d street”.When we also did & lost some of our youths in d struggle,they are now asking “How come no celebrity was reported dead too?”
AY who joined the offline and physical protest maintained that celebrities should not be held responsible for the loss of lives during the struggle.
“Passing the blame card to any celebrity is an inappropriate response to the death of our fellow compatriots in the struggle for a better Nigeria,” he also wrote on his Instagram page.
He urged youths to focus on the campaign, saying “even as we mourn our brothers and sisters, let’s maintain a proper focus on our set goals, and be less concerned about any form of orchestrated distractions. Let’s quit discouraging everyone who joined us all in making our voices heard, no matter how low.
“Your liking or disliking any celebrity doesn’t count as much as we respect ourselves as human beings. Let’s not make our solutions to the problem be as bad as the problem itself.We shall all be alive to witness that NEW NIGERIA of our dreams soonest.”