Nigerians are not impressed with Cuppy’s approach to the #EndSARS protest after she expressed her concern saying she’s not ‘directly’ affected.
Nigerian disc jockey, Florence Otedola also known as DJ Cuppy has reacted to the #EndSARS protest across the country.
In a series of tweets shared via her Twitter page on Friday, October 9, 2020, the billionaire heiress said despite not been affected personally by police brutality in the country, she is deeply concerned for her fans.
“I would be lying if I said I’m DIRECTLY affected by SARS but a lot of my Cupcakes are and that’s enough for me to care. I stand behind the movement to #EndPoliceBrutality AND #EndSARS,” she tweeted.
“Going against the advice of those around me, but it doesn’t feel right. Silence can say so much. My fellow Nigerians, forgive me for taking so long to comment.”
Cuppy joins the list of celebrities who have reacted to the killings and extortion by the special police unit of the Nigeria Police Force known as SARS.
How Nigerians are reacting to Cuppy’s comment:
Cardi B isn’t a Nigerian but she was concerned about what was going on immediately she got tagged, but Cuppy a Nigerian said “I was advised not to say anything.”
That speaks a lot of volumes.
Dear Nigerians, a reaffirmation the the rich amongst you only care about themselves. https://t.co/CytuQpIlRj
— Duke of Africa (@Allezamani) October 9, 2020
I won't forget how DJ Cuppy carried Black Lives Matter protest from America on her head, spoke about it, participated in physical protests.
But when it comes to police brutality happening in her backyard, she's been surprisingly missing in action. I wonder why
— Kelvin Odanz (@MrOdanz) October 8, 2020
DJ Cuppy tweeted multiple times and physically participated in the Black Lives Matter protest affecting America.
Now, SARS are killing innocent Youths in her country and she’s been unusually quiet. Smh!
— Omoniyi Israel (@Omoissydeyhere) October 9, 2020
DJ Cuppy double standard stinks! pic.twitter.com/NoEKICmafg
— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish_) October 9, 2020
Dj cuppy was busy eating Gelato in Dubai and ignoring the End Sars protest until Cardi B who's not even a Nigerian showed some concern…Seems like she's only patriotic on Oct 1st.
Anyway, better late than never. Thank you DJ cuppy for lending your voice to the cause.#EndSARS
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@Uncle_clique) October 9, 2020
Nigerians 'clear' DJ Cuppy agressively pic.twitter.com/QjH2czFVNd
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) October 9, 2020
The rich and influential men in Nigeria are not only keeping mute about SARS brutality but are also discouraging others who would want to speak up. Cuppy said that by lending a voice, she is going against the advise of people around her. You know who this PERSON is.#EndSARS
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) October 9, 2020
Guys make Una no vex.. Dele Momodu still dey follow Erica with her mission to unite Africa. Dem dey Chad now. Dem go soon reach here, as for cuppy, na who SARS no kill go listen to your music.
I'm not surprised about kemi, cracks are very difficult to cure. Mr Macaroni gbayi
— Charles Inojie (@charlesinojie_) October 9, 2020
In short “cuppy’s people are fine with Nigerians being killed prolly cause it doesn’t affect the money that enters their wallet” https://t.co/SEzNeftuxh
— Mr Orero (@mr_orero) October 9, 2020
An example is Cuppy but one thing we know is we will never forget those who needed not to be pushed before they showed up for us. NEVER!
— YorubaBoy® 🌓 (@YorubaBoy__) October 9, 2020
I don’t get d negativity around Cuppy fr. It’s either u don’t understand English or u’re really naive. Her dad’s a billionaire and it’s certain he’s benefiting directly or indirectly from d system. No way on earth she wouldn’t be cautioned of which side to take. #EndSARS
— BiOla✨ (@MubarakBelerebe) October 9, 2020
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