Actress and model, Beverly Osu, has come under attack from some social media users over a Catholic-themed photoshoot she did for a magazine.
The 25-year-old 2013 Big Brother Africa housemate began releasing a series of pictures from the shoot on Monday and the magazine’s publishers released a clip of the actress dressed as a smoking erotic nun and in a state of undress.
Those who missed Monday’s posts saw a picture of the smoking nun on Beverly’s Instagram page on Tuesday.
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CONFESSIONS ✝️ Taylor Live Magazine’s Latest Issue & a quick chat with the magazine, I decided to be Open and let a lot of bottled up secrets out… See the full spread, visit www.taylorlive.com @taylorliveng ———————— Cover Star : Beverly Osu Editor In Chief :@seyiitaylor photographer : @photographercharlie Art Director/styling : @infoworldcharming Creative Director : @beverly_osu Creative Assistant : @favo_ths Makeup: @lekeshade Hair: @highdtosin ——————— #GOE #covergirl #confessions #Thenun #unpredictable #letitgo #septembertoremember #model #creative #arts 🌍
Reactions came in thick and fast, with several people knocking the actress for disrespecting the Catholic Church and Christianity.
A defiant Beverly, who made news by having bathroom sex with fellow Big Brother housemate, Angelo Collins from South Africa, responded that she was born a Catholic and takes the faith seriously.
She, however, added that “people should rather worry and pray for the hundreds of thousands of innocent victims that are rapped and abused by priests all over the world particularly over 1000 victims raped by 300 priests in Pennsylvania than worry over a photo that is a mere work of art.”
Coming weeks after the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) condemned rapper, Falz, for using Hijab-wearing girls in his ‘This is Nigeria’ music video, some people on Twitter wasted no time in condemning the actress.
Beverly Osu should have tried this with Hijab 🧕. pic.twitter.com/ywjYdVQaZh
— Mazi Ibe (@I_pissVodka) September 11, 2018
Beverly Osu should have respected that rosary in her hand.
This is Despicable!!! pic.twitter.com/YsAouCY0nB
— Adetutu Balogun (@Tutsy22) September 11, 2018
Although people have abused sacred materials a lot including Rosaries.
But what Beverly Osu did in this shoot is outrageously disgusting.
Smoking in a seductive nun attire wit Rosary at hand?
Rosary is meant 4 prayers, Christian wont come after u tho but leave u to ur conscience pic.twitter.com/wifHf1bxPh
— King 👑 (@theDamorela) September 11, 2018
I am Catholic and i dare say that this is the Height of STUPIDITY coming from Beverly Osu.
It’s a slight on what the Nuns Habit and essentially Catholicism stand for.
Why such Blatant disrespect for something that religious.
I mean why so STUPID? pic.twitter.com/t9WlKaiKB6
— AURACOOL (@TWEETORACLE) September 11, 2018
I am no Catholic, but the least you can do to belief and faith that people hold dear is to respect it.
What Beverly Osu did isn’t wokeness. It is provocative, disgusting and it was simply done to make her trend. Sadly, we have fallen for the bait.
— No one (@ilynem) September 11, 2018
Beverly Osu is the definition of what is wrong with society.. Her portrait does not define “woke” it only portrays her Hoeism..
And using the rosary in that concept is frankly disturbing.. A really stupid human being..
Am ready.. Come at me..
— 👑Klaus🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Nick_k1aus) September 11, 2018
So about the Beverly Osu photoshoot, it doesn’t even have to get to the level of God and judgement before it feels wrong. The rosary and nuns are something a good number of people respect, you can’t disregard such an idea that was created out of respect/even something bigger
— Kosy (@HilsonsKosy) September 11, 2018
Imagine how stupid and insensitive this girl Beverly Osu can be. Can she try this with hijab that Nigeria will not burn? I know they are those who will want to sound woke by claiming she didn’t do anything wrong 😠
Nonsense and stupidity 😈 pic.twitter.com/jpo0ea7mpb
— Modebolanle (@modebolanle) September 11, 2018
Imagine if this was an Hijab,they don’t dare such appalling act with Islam coz they would be reprimanded,they’re always in a haste to disrespect Christian/Catholism community, Beverly Osu u keep disappointing me, sad pic.twitter.com/AXbK4u0Ek4
— Acy💋 (@Jacylyn5) September 11, 2018
when rihanna wore the pope’s outfit, did she post pictures of herself smoking in it to show that she’s bad girl Riri? or did many Catholics not complain about the met gala theme? 🙄🙄
Beverly Osu and Taylor live magazine should just get all the way out 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/EcanZ6F8hj
— OluDaddy 💔 (@Oluchi_Ivor) September 11, 2018
There were others too who came to her defence.
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— Wess (@WessWessGH) September 11, 2018
Beverly Osu has never claimed to be a saint. You slamming her is entertaining to her 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Tricia (@Triciaduchess) September 11, 2018
Before you condemn Beverly Osu, try to understand the message she’s passing across. That picture says a lot. If you want to talk, please talk about the real issues behind that picture.
— Oluwafunmilayo 🇳🇬 (@FunmiKolz) September 11, 2018
Funny hw ppl are calling out Beverly Osu
Double standard’s so despicable.
I can vividly rmember Falz’s “This is 🇳🇬” hijab vid, hw a lot of y’all criticizd Muric
We mst understnd tht it’s nt d fabric bt d individual.
Why are we so bothered abt wht’s on d outside thn d inside?
— AJ (@AJTweete) September 11, 2018