Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi has called out GTBank for inviting Jay Manuel to its fashion week masterclass. In an Instagram post, Bisi Alimi slammed the bank for its hypocrisy.
According to him, they will never invite well known Nigerian gays for such events but won’t mind spending huge money on bringing foreign gays like Jay Manuel.
He also wondered why GTBank, which is in a country with strict laws against LGBT, cannot speak against such laws but don’t mind working with foreign gays.
Bisi Alimi wrote:
”So @gtbank is inviting @mrjaymanuel to Nigeria for a master class and I am really upset. I will tell you why I am upset and why I hope Jay will pull out of this show of shame. GT Bank operates in a country with a law that says LGBT people will go to jail for 14years and has refused to speak on the issue ever.
However, in the last two years, the same GT Bank has invested time and money in bringing foreign gay men to Nigeria. First it was @miss_jalexander and now Manuel. Everyone knows how open these people are about their sexuality.
There are so many people in Nigeria with shared sexuality with these men and who are very good at their jobs like these men that GTBank will not touch with the longest stick in the world. These people in GTBank will even argue engaging with such people will be against their religious beliefs but when it comes to foreign gays, those hypocritical religious beliefs will jump out of the window.
I now know which gays Nigeria god accepts. This hypocrisy is why many of us are leaving this country to go to where we will be appreciated and loved. This shameful act from GTBank is part of the bigger madness plaguing Nigeria at the moment.
I am sure Nigerians will line up like they did with Richard Quest to welcome Jay Manuel while they are busy asking for their own gays to be killed. Mad people everywhere. It just get to a point you can’t take this bullshit anymore.”