How can we escape the stupidity of Okon’s videos justifying rape? Don’t watch them

Before now, no one knew Imeh Bishop aka Okon existed until he recently posted an incendiary video on his Instagram: In it, the actor and comedian comically tried to explain why rape isn’t the correct term for what happened to the women involved in the recent Abuja police raid, which spurred protests within and outside Nigeria. He explained it as theft, that the policemen who assaulted these women stole sex from them, saying sex workers don’t have self-pride and dignity.

With this unbelievably atrocious opinion, Okon has minimised the gravity of rape and the trauma those women are currently dealing with. More to the point, his views doesn’t seem to hold the police authorities accountable for their despicable, dehumanising actions. The internet has been reacting to the video since Tuesday, full of rage and shock and the disillusionment that men Okon won’t face the consequences of their opinions because this is Nigeria.



Okon has, in the last twenty-four hours, been defending his stance on his Instagram, being dismissive and facetious to people calling him out. Now, the comedian has released another video in which he’s just nauseatingly unwavering in his views. And the tweets below make succinct points about the discourse.

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