The veteran actor has now denied that he had any intent to insult the singer, as several people felt that he was drawing comparisons between Cynthia Morgan and the cow.
In a chat published in the Punch newspaper today, Saturday, May 28, the actor explained that he only found the image hilarious after it was sent to him by a friend from Tanzania. He also stated that he did not even know who the woman in the picture is.
“I don’t know why people would think I would post a negative picture against someone. An artiste from Tanzania sent the picture to me. I saw it and I did not know who Cynthia Morgan is, I have just heard some of her tracks. When I saw the picture, it was funny to me, so I posted it about two nights ago. It was a contact of mine on BBM that called my attention to it that the person in the picture was Cynthia Morgan. I immediately put it down but before I went there, a blogger had picked it up and was making a big deal out of it.
“I am too old for all that. I was just creating fun; I did not even know who the person was. I did not know she is a Nigerian. I posted about 15 pictures that day that I thought were funny including that one. I know the name Cynthia Morgan and I have listened to her songs but I don’t know her facially. If she reaches out to me, this is the exact same thing I will tell her. I don’t know her,” he said.
The 56-year old actor says he is no stranger to such hateful words online. Recounting a similar experience, he says
“There was a time I released a picture of my family and I in Arsenal jersey and Wizkid commented on the photo that he was jealous of my family. People just picked it up and because he said he was jealous, they decided to unleash terror on the boy. They asked why he was envious and they began to abuse him telling him to go and get married.”