Ghanaian comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger, has defended her actions and social media, which many has called problematic.
According to Afia, her actions on social media should not be the reason others misbehave, because charity begins at home and not on social media.
It would be recalled that Afia Schwarzenegger shared a video on her social media where she thanked that Chief of Staff, Madam Frema Opare, for her Ghc 50,000 donation, and also helping her bring her father’s coffin to Ghana easily.
Her video which caused massive backlash, saw many Ghanaians, especially NPP footsoldiers, angry at the Chief of Staff so ‘sharing’ money when the Ghanaians were facing a lot of hardships.
She later apologized and said she had not been given any money by the chief of Staff but her video was to draw her attention to the fact that she didn’t attend the funeral.
However over the weekend on the popular United Showbiz program, Ghanaian actor, Clement Bonney popularly known as ‘Mr. Beautiful’ criticized Afia Schwarzenegger for being a bad example to the youth.
He said her activities on social media has paved the way for socialites to misbehave on social media.
He chastised Afia for lying about the money from the chief of staff, among other things, and said many young people who follow her who believed it was true, could easily do the same thing.
“You are part of all these happenings on social media. You are part of these misbehaviors on social media. You are a part of it. I am telling you for a fact that you are a part of these problems. Due to your behavior on social media, the platform has now become an avenue for fooling and breeding all kinds of stubborn girls into society.
“For instance, just look at the video you recorded in which you lied about the Chief of Staff’s donation. Is that right? Did the woman give you money? No! Did she even call you to sympathize with you? No! So why? Look at the way you are being insulted? Are you happy with that? The way you people are using social media, some young girls think they can just pick a phone and pull a silly stunt just to trend. These are the things that encourage Abena Korkor,’ he said angrily.
But Afia after a while responded, “Whatever I do on social media is strictly business. I’ve got grown-up children; one will be 21 this year. Have you seen any of them misbehave on social media? I brought them up all alone with the help of no man. Charity begins at home, not social media.”