Lydia Forson has stated that, she did not insult the president or intended to insult him with her comment.
Actress Lydia Forson on Friday May 1, wrote an open letter, demanding that the ‘dumsor’ crisis in the country should be solved. In the letter, she said that, the President is like a child who is always last in class and never seems to grasp what is being taught.
The comment did not go down well with many people and they slammed her for insulting the President. Lydia has however responded saying she did not insult the president or intended to.
“…So I’m not here to give people like an English education and not to say that people can’t speak or understand English, just that we all have our own…, I can’t measure people by my own standards, those who understand will understand and those who don’t, won’t."
"But I emphatically stress that I did not insult the president or intend to insult the president...” Lydia Forson told Radio Gold", she said.
Lydia said this when speaking on Radio Gold on Monday. According to her, her orientation and upbringing may allow to use certain languages (including telling her dad ‘don’t be silly’ with no insult meant) but which measured against the upbringing of her critics, they might find it offensive and insulting. So people are free therefore to make sense of what she says, but she stands by her article.
In her open letter, she wrote; “Our president is like that kid in school who is always last, always gives the wrong answers and never seems to grasp what is being taught.
But for some reason you keep rooting for him, you keep hoping he will come out and shock everyone, come out and put people to shame, come out and make people take back every little mean thing they said about him.
You keep waiting and waiting until you all graduate and he’s still stuck in the same class because he didn’t pass…”.
The comments drew the anger of some government sympathizers, including former presidential aid , Alhaji Halidu, who particularly found the comment so disrespectful, he retorted with words which he now finds unpalatable and has since apologized for its use.