Last weekend famed fashion designer Marc Jacobs tied the knot with Charly Defrancesco in a private ceremony in Rye, New York, and it’s been one of the trending stories in the fashion and entertainment world. Embarrassingly, but not surprising, Tinsel actor Gideon Okeke posted a picture of the newly wedded couple on his Instagram page with a Bible quote, all to berate homosexuality and condemn the union between Marc and Charly.
The first few reactions to the post chided the actor for being homophobic, but there was a fair share of opinions that echoed along with Okeke’s homophobia, which he blatantly props on the Bible as if he’s a bastion of morality. Most idiotically is castigating sodomy (anal-sex), and thinking it’s an exclusive homosexual act. In fact, all what he spewed is familiar anti-gay rhetoric, and what I find funny is that Okeke took out time to post a picture of Jacob’s wedding on his OWN PERSONAL INSTAGRAM. Like, if you are so turned off by homosexuality, why post it on your page? Why not look away? No one died from minding their business as it regards same-sex relations, and it speaks to how straight people keep obsessing about homosexuality than gay people themselves.
Okeke, who was a housemate on the first outing of Big Brother Naija, amassed public fame when he landed a role on the MNET drama Tinsel. Since then, his trajectory in Nollywood has fluctuated and although he’s been in a couple of movies like Steve Gukas’ 93 Days, I really can’t remember a standout performance from him in his entire catalogue. On the other hand, Marc Jacobs has such dizzying, towering fame and capital as a fashion designer that the chances of him knowing about Okeke is infinitesimally slim. Jacobs and his partner are probably on their honeymoon and enjoying the sunset, while Okeke is stuck with Buhari and a mediocre acting career that doesn’t look like it will reach the heights of his since-evaporated Tinsel fame. An advice, Okeke: focus on your acting and work on yourself. And, also, shove your homophobia somewhere else.