Friday, 16 October 2020

Vlogger, Ronke Raji finally apologises after being dragged for her insensitive #EndSARS post

Nigerian Beauty Vlogger, Ronke Raji has finally tendered an apology for her insensitive Instagram post during the #EndSARS campaign. 
The mother of two was recently dragged for filth after sharing a photo with a bicycle and writing an epistle about bicycles and adding a footnote about the movement against police brutality, as an afterthought. Ronke was ruthlessly dragged by social media users for giving little significance to a campaign of that magnitude. She also lost thousands of followers across her platforms in the process. Taking to her Instagram account, she expressed her regret and apologized for her insensitivity while applauding people who have been at the frontline of the protest.

Her post reads,

As someone who is privileged to be given the platform that I have, my goal has always been simple, which is to spread positivity and bring mental health awareness to as many people as possible, while doing what I love the most.

However, if I’m being brutally honest, I haven’t been online as much as I would have loved to recently hence my response. I am aware that there has been a lot of anger towards me and the way I responded to this movement. For this reason, I want to sincerely apologize to everyone who has been on the receiving end of my recent actions.

I admit that the statement that was made on my initial post and YouTube clearly does not do any form of justice to the matter at hand and will never suffice as a show of support for the #ENDSARS movement and the on-going protests as a result of that.

I want to empathize firstly and most importantly to all those who have directly been impacted by SARS. To all those who have lost a sibling, a friend, a child, a parent, or a lover, I won’t lie and say I feel your pain, because I’m not in your shoes, but I do understand and I can only pray for healing and comfort for every one of you.

Also, to those who have been putting their lives on the line to protest, some of which have even lost their lives, I apologize for belittling the impact of what a dedicated set of people could achieve when united.

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