An award winning Ghanaian journalist, Mabel Aku Baneseh has disclosed that it is rude and completely appalling for critics to label female dancehall artiste, Ebony as a prostitute.
According to the journalist. she is not against critics who show concern about her style of dressing but describing her a prostitute smacks hypocrisy.
The Graphic journalist who is clearly not happy about incessant attacks on the young artiste in a Facebook post said, same critics of Ebony will ‘worship’ America’s Beyonce and Rihanna and yet will condemn their own to death.
“The fact is she is into show business and in her prime. A 20-year-old young woman is an adult. She’s not a nun in a convent. She has decided to go that way although she is capable of giving extra cover to sensitive parts of her body...”
Aku Baneseh however added that, “she [Ebony] has chosen to do otherwise. It’s okay for Ghanaians to show concern but it’s downright rude and appalling to label her as a prostitute”.
The 2014 journalist of the year in her analyses maintained that it is not entirely bad for Ghanaians to speak against Ebony's dressing, but criticisms must be done with love and compassion.
"What do prostitutes do? Are Beyoncé, Riyanna and other Hollywood female artistes who show flesh and are so much admired by the world prostitutes? Lucky Dube, Bob Marley and Culture songs are some of my favorites. Does that mean I am a Ganja Planter"? The journalist quizzed.
She also argued that, there are many teenagers spotting “crazy” hairdos and tattoos of their favorite footballers and musicians which needed equal attention from critics of Ebony.
Mabel believes that the world is evolving therefore people can no longer control what others do but rather train their children to copy wisely.
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