Nigerian comedian, Seyi Law has said that controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo, would have herself to blame is he decides to sue her for describing her daughter, on several occasions, as being obese.
Olunloyo, who is the daughter of erstwhile governor of Oyo State, Dr. Omololu Olunloyo, has been bashing the toddler, comparing her with the cartoon character, Droopy.
Reacting in an interview with Punch, the ace comedian said he holds no grudge against someone people perceive to be his enemy, adding that he actually sees brilliance in Olunloyo.
He explained: “I don’t have any grudge against Kemi Olunloyo. The truth is that I see a lot of brilliance in her but it is just that her way of doing things without having ethical values is what makes people get pissed at her.
“If she had initially written something like I saw Seyi Law’s daughter’s picture and I think he should watch the weight of his baby so that she doesn’t become obese, that would have been better because it is a piece of advice. It is a better approach and not calling my baby obese without having the necessary precautions like taking the baby’s weight, height, eating routine and other things.”
If she had done all these things before coming to the conclusion that my baby is obese, that would have been medically fine. If we were in the US or UK; providing a baby’s medical report on social media without the approval of the parents, I know what it entails and the amounts she would pay as fine. The cyberspace is not limited to a country, it is worldwide. She claims to be a citizen of the US and my child is a US citizen. I could decide to sue her in the US and she would pay out of her nose. She could even be the one to pay the money that would send my child to school. Some people are brilliant but they take their stupidity to an extent that they ruin themselves along the line. Brilliance without caution would make you become foolish.
“This woman can be very good sometimes with some of her reports and she could be blunt at other times with her write-up and we appreciate that but when you operate as a person, you need to be careful with your choice of words. If you want to be blunt, it has to be with evidence. You don’t just say you are blunt by writing falsehood and that is where she has a problem,” he noted