Hey folks how was your week? These days as you know mine is a blurr – was having a convo with Hubby about a meeting he atttended…my first adult conversation that doesn’t revolve around diapers and the rest.
Anyhoots I want to talk about something that bothers me as a blogger. When people go on personal pages and post stuff without consent especially when the reporting of the said “story” can be damaging to the parties involved. If the person is not a public figure, certain information should never be shared on their behalf.
I am writing this because there is a particular story making the rounds about a gay marriage of a Nigerian guy and a white dude in NY. The Nigerian guy never came out to his family, so essentially the blogger did it for him albeit distastefully- I don’t care who sent the pictures, unless the couple explicitly sent it, then the story should never have been published.
Not only were hateful comments the order of the day, his family is also being harassed. This is coming primarily from Nigerians who as we all know are a very hypocritical lot. Now my thing is this simple- Nigerians never chop talkless of bellefull, why the hell do we care about two grown adults who choose to sleep with each other? Homosexuality doesnt equal pedophilia! And why do we as Nigerians not know when to stop? When does private life of non-public individuals become news? Should there be a lawsuit as regards this particular case? To the lawyers does this constitute an invasion of privacy or reckless endangerment?
This story also proved something else- too many Nigerian based sites are copy and paste….I am just saying.