Big Bother Naija contestant, Tokunbo Idowu, has spoken out on the sexual assault episode between her and Kemen, and comedians who made jokes about the unfortunate incident.
In two clips posted on Instagram on Thursday, the young woman popularly known as TBoss thanked all those who supported her journey on the reality TV show and voted for her to finish in the top three.
While saying that she has tried to adjust to life after the Big Brother Naija show, which saw Kemen banished for allegedly trying to force himself on her, the 33-year-old added that “certain incidents have happened in the past week that have been difficult to shake off”.
Among the events of the last week were special appearances by the Big Brother housemates at comedy shows, Warri Again and AY Live, in Delta and Lagos states respectively.
Both shows were, however, blighted by comedians who made joke of the sexual assault allegation.
In Delta on Good Friday, Helen Paul said Kemen only touched TBoss “small” while AY babbled that the accused should be forgiven because he was gripped by a strong sexual urge.
AY repeated the verbal assault at his show in Lagos on Easter Sunday, even sexualising TBoss on stage by asking her to turn around and show the audience her body.
The action of both comedians and those who urged them on caused a social media storm, splitting fans into different camps.
“I am not unaware of the thousands of people who raised their voices in my defence,” TBoss read from her phone in one of the clips on Instagram.
Promising to be measured in her comments and actions over the matter, the Edo indigene disclosed that “over the next few weeks, I’ll align myself with several courses that uphold what I stand for.”
In a thinly veiled dig at AY and sponsors, she concluded: “Going forward, I’ll no longer allow myself to be put in situations that attempt to trivialise and normalise the unfortunate incident that happened to me.
“Conversations must be held on the importance of consent.”