The chain of trends began hours ago when online comedian, Nasty Blaq posted a comedy skit titled “The lockdown has affected my eyes.”
Analyzing the video, a Twitter user @Thevolqx said;
This is what Nasty Blaq scripted …
Your neighbor (female) meets you outside and appeals for some help , she ran out of oil and needed a bit .
Rather than going inside , you lure in , lock the door and forcefully commit a sexual act .
Where’s the joke ?
There’s none .
— Volqx (@TheVolqx) April 20, 2020
Medical influencer, Aproko Doctor also bared his mind on the trend as he offered advice to the comedian
Nasty Blaq, honest piece of advice…
Jokes that are really funny are either true or have some bit of pain.
This is none of the above. Rather has some undertone of rapeyness associated with it
Except of course, your aim is to produce content for porn sites. https://t.co/xjV5ga1nUO
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) April 20, 2020
The video which seemed to trivialize rape had Twitter on fire, particularly because Nasty already has a reputation for churning out content that objectifies women and promotes rape as well as other forms of sexual harassment. Speaking in an interview in 2019 about sexual harassment in his skits, he said, “I feel that females are given preference and people tend to focus only on harassment of women…. I don’t feel we are harassing any girl; we are not harassing anybody. All we do is create content and females are aware and are part of the content. I am not promoting rape or sexual harassment. I can never do that. All I do is for the sake of comedy– for people to laugh.”
Apparently, Nasty maintains the same view to date. However, more interesting than his position on his skits is his Twitter bio, which reads “Nigeria’s No one Finest comedian’. This piece of information led to another series of tweets in which Nigerians lashed out and wondered why the comedian would rank himself number 1 in the face of comedians like Maraji, Taaooma, Lasisi and others who actually take their time to create funny and reasonable content.
Since then, Nigerians have been comparing Nasty to “real” comedians as they drag him thoroughly through the streets of twitter and chose their faves.