Bisi Alimi with his husband and their godsons
Bisi Alimi has criticised Nigerians for being so welcoming of CNN’s Richard Quest during his visit to the country.
According to the LGBT advocate, it is hypocritical of Nigerians to be open with Quest, who is gay as well, while being hostile towards homosexual Nigerians.
In his words, ‘So I heard Richard Quest is in Nigeria and as usual, my people are drooling over him.
‘These are the same Nigerians that will not allow an openly gay person on their screen, or even give one a job.’
Alimi, who lives in the UK with his husband whom he married last year, went further to express his disappointment.
‘What is different about Richard Quest that makes his homosexuality harmless but my homosexuality as a Nigeria scary and threatening?
‘Is it that my people think my homosexuality is in some way earth destroying but that is Richard comforting or as a people we just lack pure emotional intelligence to appreciate our own?
‘My heart bleeds for Nigeria, it does make me cry for my LGBT brothers and sisters.’