I don’t even like watching Big Brother and I could care less if other people are watching it, but Nigerians are really annoying with this sense of entitlement most have that they think they can decide how other people should have fun and with what.
Big Brother Nigeria is a reality TV show about a certain a number of Nigerians brought together to live under the same room and then compete to win a sum of money. A show of this nature as we all know is littered with instances where the housemates may/will engage in coitus or any other sexual exercise consenting adults engage in, regardless of whether these individuals have relationships or have an existing marriage outside the Big Brother house.
Mind you, this 2017 Big Brother competition is not the first to be held and shown in Nigeria, but it seems like this year many are just hell bent on making about non-issues than they are ready to about cogent issues.
Now if you don’t like Big Brother I understand how you feel, but why switch off your TV or change the channel, why do you think its right for you to sit down and watch the show and then come out to tell us that you think the show “is morally bankrupt…” and you’d want us to sign a “… petition to call on the Nigerian government to block the show…”, does this not sound strange to you that you want to have a say in what people are watching simply because it does not follow your own personal moral code?
It is probably these same people who come out to make ridiculous statements like “gay scenes in TV shows are too much, Hollywood is trying to shove down homosexuality down out throat”.
Again, if you cannot stand gay people kissing or doing whatever in TV shows, get off your sense of entitlement and skip the scene or stop watching, it’s not really by force to see what everybody else is watching.
Every time other people are having fun and it does not conform with the “religious” functionality of the average “religious” hypocritical Nigerian, you see movements like “Sign this petition to stop Big Brother from showing in Nigeria”. For goodness sakes, people have been killed in Southern Kaduna for the most part of the last quarter of 2016 into 2017, and people are not even paying attention to it the same way they are paying to this petition against Big Brother, no one is starting a petition for Southern Kaduna, there is recession and if it was not biting so hard, people would not pay attention to the economy, the almighty corruption has been destroying Nigeria for a long time, how many words has been said or steps has been taken about it, but its Big Brother Nigeria, so hey why not lets start a stupid petition just to show that we have “morals” that does not even reflect in the everyday actions of the average Nigerian in Nigeria towards her fellow Nigerian.
This thing where some people will come out and start shaming other people for enjoying what they are afraid to enjoy because of your personal aversion to it and because you think they should be doing something else annoys me the core of my being.
WHATEVER PEOPLE ARE WATCHING IS NOT ANYONE’S GOD DAMNED BUSINESS, IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT PEOPLE ARE WATCHING, THEN THAT IS YOUR BUSINESS! You have a remote control for YOUR television, so CHANGE THE CHANNEL.